21 May 2015 A reconfigurable electromagnetic interface to ease requirements on phased array common modules
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This paper describes how a reconfigurable electromagnetic interface (REI) can, at the antenna element level, enhance the affordability and shorten the development lifecycle of platform-based phased arrays. These improvements are enabled by a significant degree of component and process reuse and also by easing the design requirements on phased array common modules. Among the benefits of an REI are: tunable frequency selectivity, tunable polarization selectivity, tunable phase, four times the allowed common module footprint (area), and no balun requirement.
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R. S. Westafer, R. S. Westafer, A. P. Morris, A. P. Morris, R. T. Lee, R. T. Lee, } "A reconfigurable electromagnetic interface to ease requirements on phased array common modules", Proc. SPIE 9479, Open Architecture/Open Business Model Net-Centric Systems and Defense Transformation 2015, 947904 (21 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2179761; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2179761
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