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3 December 1987 Optical Technology For Spacecraft Antennas
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Proceedings Volume 0840, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms; (1987)
Event: Cambridge Symposium on Fiber Optics and Integrated Optoelectronics, 1987, Cambridge, MA, United States
The persistent trend to use millimeter wave frequencies for satellite communications and surveillance presents the challenge to design large aperture phased array antennas for various space applications. These arrays, now under consideration, will comprise of thousands of elements utilizing monolithic microwave integrated circuit modules, and will have a fiberoptic distribution network. New space vehicles, such as the space station, will contain several remotely-located antennas which must be connected to central processing units. The interconnecting of these remotely-located antennas will be done via fiber-optic links. Therefore, the two most important applications of fiberoptic distribution networks in spacecraft are antenna remoting and phased array distribution networks. These will be considered in this paper.
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P. R. Herczfeld "Optical Technology For Spacecraft Antennas", Proc. SPIE 0840, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms, (3 December 1987);


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