Photonic integration for phased-array applications
van Vliet, F.E.
TNO Fysisch en Elektronisch Laboratorium
The use of photonics for phased-array applications has been discussed for quity some time. Main difficulties up to now have been the component count and cost for relative complex systems. The advances in photonic integration are very promising to bring down both, as well as reduce volume and weight of phased-array beamforming networks as compared to their electrical counterparts. In addition, photonics allows for increased functionality for wide-bandwidth systems. This paper reports on these advances and indicates the strategy to applicable photonic phased-arrays.
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Phased array antennas
Microwave Engineering Europe, London
GAAS 99 Conference Proceedings 4th - 5th October 1999, Munich, Germany, 364-368