OPTICAL SIGNAL DISTRIBUTION IN LARGE PHASED ARRAY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 8551
Amount: $53,533.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1281 Kennestone Cir - Ste 100, Marietta, GA, 30066
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 POPE P BRITT
 (404) 427-8320
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
AN EFFICIENT ARCHITECTURE WILL BE DESIGNED FOR THE PHASING, EXCITATION, CONTROL, AND CALIBRATION OF A LARGE SPACE BASED ARRAY. IT IS PROBABLE THAT SIGNAL DISTRIBUTION WILL BE BY CLOSED OR OPEN OPTICAL PATHS. PHASING MAY BE BY DIRECT DIGITAL AT LOW FREQUENCIES, ACOUSTICAL LENSES AT MIDDLE FREQUENCIES, AND CONVENTIONAL PHASESHIFTERS AT HIGH FREQUENCEIS. RF EXCITATION DISTRIBUTION WILL BE BY CLOSED OR OPEN PATHS AT FREQUENCEIS LESS THAN 10 GIGAHERTZ. CONTROL DISTRIBUTION WILL BE BY DIGITAL MODULATED OPTICAL SIGNALS. CALIBRATION WILL BE INVESTIGATED. LEADING CALIBRATION CANDIDATES ARE LASER TRACKERS, LENGTH MODULATED ELEMENTS, AND FAR FIELD SOURCES.

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