OPTICAL SIGNAL DISTRIBUTION IN LARGE PHASED-ARRAY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,965.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
8537
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
E-tek Dynamics Inc
250 East Dr, Melbourne, FL, 32904
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
J J PAN
(305) 723-3226
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
OPTICALLY BASED RF PHASE DISTRIBUTION AND CONTROL TECHNIQUES FOR MICROWAVE AND MILLIMETER-WAVE PHASED-ARRAY SYSTEMS PROVIDE THE ADVANTAGES OF COST EFFECTIVENESS, SYSTEM SIMPLICITY, RAPID PARALLEL PROCESSING, LOW INTERFERENCE, HIGH RADIATION RESISTANCE, AND EFFICIENT 3-D CONNECTIONS. E-TEK WOULD INVESTIGATE, ANALYZE, DESIGN, AND OPTIMIZE: (1) A PRECISE MICROWAVE RF PHASE TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM EMPLOYING AN INNOVATIVE FIBER OPTIC LINK, WITH PHASING ACCURACY OF + OR - 1 DEGREE; AND (2) VARIOUS OPTICAL BEAM FORMING/STEERING TECHNIQUES, INCLUDING OPTICAL CROSSBAR BEAM FORMER (BF), PARTIAL-SUM BF, VECTOR-MATRIX FREQUENCY DOMAIN BF, AND PROGRAMMABLE IMAGE/HOLOGRAPHIC BFS IN PHASE I. THE DETAILED DESIGNS OF THE COMPONENTS/DEVICES CAN DIRECTLY LEAD TO PHASE II HARDWARE FABRICATION, VERIFICATION, AND DEMONSTRATION. AT PRESENT, E-TEK HAS 21 GHZ FIBER OPTIC LINK, PHASE SHIFTERS, LOW COST 1XN FIBER DISTRIBUTION COUPLER, INTEGRATED OPTIC SWITCH, ETC., TO PRACTICALLY IMPLEMENT THE OPTICALLY CONTROLLED PHASED-ARRAYS WITH ARRAY ELEMENTS OF 1,000 TO 10,000.

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