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18 November 1989 Optically Controlled Millimeter Wave Phased Array Antennas.
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Proceedings Volume 1039, 13th Intl Conf on Infrared and Millimeter Waves; (1989)
Event: 13th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 1987, Honolulu, HI, United States
This paper is concerned with recent developments related to optically controlled phased array antennas operating in the millimeter wave range. The antenna consists of three main elements: the central processing unit (CPU), the fiberoptic (FO) distribution system with optical signal processing capability, and the planar array. The antenna array is composed of a large number of distributed and independently powered transmit/receive (T/R) modules fabricated by monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) techniques. The function of the fiber optic distribution system is to distribute the carrier reference signals for the frequency synchronization of the T/R modules, to transmit the appropriate control signals for beam forming, and to route the information and data signals.
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P. R. Herczfeld and A. S. Daryoush "Optically Controlled Millimeter Wave Phased Array Antennas.", Proc. SPIE 1039, 13th Intl Conf on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, (18 November 1989);


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