23 October 1997 Photonically controlled airborne SATCOM array designed for the SHF band
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We describe the architecture of an airborne SATCOM antenna that is photonically controlled. Specifically, the active array antenna is designed to transmit/receive in the SHF frequency band of 7.25 - 8.4 GHz. We emphasize, in particular, the remoting of the array front-end and the performance enhancements gained by adopting true-time-delay steering via the insertion of photonic technology.
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Willie W. Ng, Willie W. Ng, Robert Y. Loo, Robert Y. Loo, Gregory L. Tangonan, Gregory L. Tangonan, J. J. Lee, J. J. Lee, R. Chu, R. Chu, Stan Livingston, Stan Livingston, F. Rupp, F. Rupp, } "Photonically controlled airborne SATCOM array designed for the SHF band", Proc. SPIE 3160, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications VIII, (23 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.292741; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.292741
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