OPTICAL SIGNAL DISTRIBUTION IN LARGE PHASED ARRAYS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
8608
Agency Tracking Number:
8608
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7105 Greene St, Philadelphia, PA, 19119
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Peter R Herczfeld
(215) 248-3418
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE PROPOSED WORK IS CONCERNED WITH THE DISTRIBUTION OF SIGNALS THROUGH A FIBEROPTIC NETWORK IN LARGE PHASED ARRAY ANTENNAS UTILIZED FOR RADAR AND COMMUNICATION PURPOSES. SPECIFICALLY, SMALL SCALE SUBARRAY CONSISTING OF NINE ELEMENTS WILL BE DESIGNED, FABRICATED, AND TESTED. THE SUBARRAY WILL UTILIZE A FIBEROPTIC DISTRIBUTION NETWORK TO ROUTE VARIOUS CONTROL AND INFORMATION SIGNALS BETWEEN THE CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT AND THE TRANSMIT/RECEIVE MODULES. THE FIBEROPTIC FEED WILL BE COMPATIBLE WITH MMIC TRANSMIT/RECEIVE MODULES.THE FIBEROPTIC FEED PROVIDES FOR SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE IN TERMS OF BANDWIDTH, ISOLATION, AND IMMUNITY TO INTERFERENCE. THE FIBEROPTIC FEED IS ALSO SMALL, LIGHTWEIGHT, AND LOW COST, COMBINING IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS IN SPACE-BASED APPLICATIONS, AND IT IS COMPATIBLE WITH STATE OF THE ART OPTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING AND COMPUTING TECHNIQUES. THE DELIVERABLES FOR THIS PROJECT WILL INCLUDE BOTH ANALYTICAL (SOFTWARE STUDIES) AND HARDWARE (A 3X3 SUBARRAY).

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