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High-Speed Digital Fiber Optic Links For Satellite Traffic
Author(s): A. S. Daryoush; E. Ackerman; R. Saedi; R. R. Kunath; K. Shalkhauser
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Paper Abstract

Large aperture phased array antennas operating at millimeter wave frequencies are designed for space-based communications and imaging platforms. Array elements are comprised of active T/R modules which are linked to the central processing unit through high-speed fiberoptic networks. The system architecture satisfying system requirements at millimeter wave frerquency is T/R level data mixing where data and frequency reference signals are distributed independently before mixing at the T/R modules. This paper demonstrates design procedures of a low loss high-speed fiberoptic link used for transmission of data signals over 600-900MHz bandwidth inside satellite. The FO link is characterized for transmission of analog and digital data. A dynamic range of 79dB/MHz was measured for analog data over the bandwidth. On the other hand, for bursted SMSK satellite traffic at 220Mbps rates BER of 2x10-7 was measured for Eb/No of 14.3dB.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1102, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications IV, (14 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960548
Show Author Affiliations
A. S. Daryoush, Drexel Univesity (United States)
E. Ackerman, Drexel Univesity (United States)
R. Saedi, Drexel Univesity (United States)
R. R. Kunath, NASA, Lewis Research Center (United States)
K. Shalkhauser, NASA, Lewis Research Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1102:
Optical Technology for Microwave Applications IV
Shi-Kay Yao, Editor(s)

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