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3 June 1987 System Architecture Of Mmic-Based Large Aperture Arrays For Space Applications
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Proceedings Volume 0756, Optical Technologies for Space Communication Systems; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.940038
Event: OE LASE'87 and EO Imaging Symposium, 1987, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
The persistent trend to use millimeter-wave frequencies for satellite communications presents the challenge to design large-aperture phased arrays for space applications. These arrays, which comprise 100-10,000 elements, are now possible due to the advent of lightwave technology and the availability of monolithic microwave integrated circuits. In this paper, system aspects of optically-controlled array design are studied. In particular, two architectures for a 40 GHz array are outlined, and the main system-related issues are examined : power budget, synchronization in frequency and phase, and stochastic effects.
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P. R. Herczfeld, M. Kam, R. R. Kunath, K. B. Bhasin, and Nick La Prade "System Architecture Of Mmic-Based Large Aperture Arrays For Space Applications", Proc. SPIE 0756, Optical Technologies for Space Communication Systems, (3 June 1987); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.940038
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