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Optical techniques to feed and control GaAs MMIC modules for phased array antenna applications

Optical techniques to feed and control GaAs MMIC modules for phased array antenna applications

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lewis Research Center in [Cleveland, Ohio .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Microwave integrated circuits.,
  • Phased array antennas.,
  • Antenna arrays.,
  • Fiber optics.,
  • Germanium compounds.,
  • Integrated circuits.,
  • Optical properties.,
  • Phased arrays.,
  • Semiconductors (materials)

  • Edition Notes

    Microfiche. [Washington, D.C. : National Aeronautics and Space Administration], 1986. 1 microfiche.

    StatementK.B. Bhasin ... [et al.].
    SeriesNASA technical memorandum -- 87218.
    ContributionsBhasin, K. B., Lewis Research Center.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16151302M

      Phased array antenna systems are at the cusp of ubiquity. We now see Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) antenna systems on WiFi routers. Soon phased array weather radar systems will help to pred. Phased-array optics is the technology of controlling the phase and amplitude of light waves transmitting, reflecting, or captured (received) by a two-dimensional surface using adjustable surface elements. An optical phased array (OPA) is the optical analog of a radio wave phased array. By dynamically controlling the optical properties of a surface on a microscopic scale, it is possible to.

    The ability to use optical techniques for signal generation and control of phased array radar was experimentally investigated. Several experiments were performed to demonstrate the ability to optically control the phase as well as the amplitude ofan 80 MHz microwave signal for an individual, antenna element since, in. Optical phased arrays (OPAs) are important as they allow beam steering and scanning with no moving parts. As their channel count increases, the complexity of control and calibration becomes challenging. We propose an architecture and algorithm that provide rapid on-chip calibration and are scalable to arbitrary channel counts with significantly reduced chip area and reduced overall complexity.

      As more RF systems move to phased-array architectures, Qorvo’s product solutions are a key enabler by providing high-performance, multibit phase shifters. Based on GaAs technology, Qorvo solutions offer low phase and amplitude errors, which support the high-fidelity beam steering required by existing and next-generation radar, communication.   Phased array antenna 1. PRINCIPLE OF PHASED ARRAY FOR ELECTRONIC SCANNINGFirst of all, what is phased array?The phased array is a directive antenna made up of individual antennas, or radiatingelements, which generate a radiation pattern whose shape and direction, is determined by therelative phases and amplitudes of the currents at the individual .


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Optical techniques to feed and control GaAs MMIC modules for phased array antenna applications Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Optical techniques to feed and control GaAs MMIC modules for phased array antenna applications. [K B Bhasin; Lewis Research Center.;].

tional phased array antenna system and also will identify critical device technologies. REFERENCES 1. K.B. Bhasin, G. Anzic, R.R. Kunath, and D.J. Connolly, "Optical Techniques To Feed And Control GaAs MMIC Modules For Phased Array Antenna Applica- tions," AIAA 11th Communications Satellite Systems Conference, New York:Cited by: 2.

A complex signal distribution system is required to feed and control GaAs monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) for phased array antenna applications above 20 GHz. Each MMIC module will require one or more RF lines, one or more bias voltage lines, and digital lines to provide a minimum of 10 bits of combined phase and gain control.

Modular, Scalable, Optical Phased Array Technology. Paul McManamon; Paul McManamon. Phased Array Antenna for Mobile Satellite Communication. Takuro Sasaki, Optical techniques to feed and control GaAs MMIC modules for phased array antenna applications.

A phased array radar system (Fig. 1) is constructed from large numbers (often thousands) of transmit/receive (T/R) modules which enable the array to function as both a transmitter and a receiver.

Initially designed with discrete hybrid components such as amplifiers, filters, mixers, phase shifters, and switches, these modules are now more.

Applications of Optical Techniques in Future Communication Payloads. Optical techniques to feed and control GaAs MMIC modules for phased array antenna applications. Transmission techniques applicable to Western Union's domestic satellite communication system.

Phased-array antennas based on GaAs monolithic microwave integrated circuits "Optical Techniques to Feed. and Control GaAs MMIC Modules for Phased Array Antenna Applications," in. This paper reports on the optical gain and phase control of a GaAs MMIC transmit-receive module with applications for active phased array antennas.

Amplifier gain control of 15 dB and phase shifts of 45 degrees were obtained using an LED output power [t.w and 50 pm respectively. The experimental results were used as an input to a simulation. We have demonstrated the feasibility of a photonic integrated circuit (PIC) for phase control at a wavelength of μm in an optical phased array telescope antenna system View full-text.

Included in this group of activities were monolithic power modules with an output of 2 watts at 20 GHz, variable phase shifters at both 20 and 30 GHz, low noise technology at 30 GHz, and a fully integrated (phase shifter, variable gain amplifier, power amplifier) transmit module at 20 GHz.

Optical techniques to feed and control GaAs MMIC modules for phased array antenna applications. system is required to feed and control GaAs monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) for. Connolly, "Optical Techniques to Feed and Control GaAs MMIC Modules for Phased Array Antenna Applications," in AIAA 11th Annual Communications Satellite Systems Conference, New York: AIAA, pp.

(NASA TM). G.J. Papaionannou, and J.R. Forrest, "On the Photoresponse of GaAs MESFET's: Backgating. GaN & GaAs MMIC and Module Technology Supporting the Needs of Phased Array Radars GaN vs.

TWTs T/R module using COTs MMICs T/R module on a chip Summary. GaN Building Blocks for Radars. Applications of Gallium Nitride: HPAs GaN offers unmatched performance for high power amplifiers Antenna Control Lines Bias Lines T/R Module on a Chip.

The concept of an optically controlled phased array antenna (OCPA) is proposed, consisting of three main elements: the central processing unit, the fiber-optic distribution system with optical.

In antenna theory, a phased array usually means an electronically scanned array, a computer-controlled array of antennas which creates a beam of radio waves that can be electronically steered to point in different directions without moving the antennas.

In an array antenna, the radio frequency current from the transmitter is fed to the individual antennas with the correct phase relationship so. This invention relates to a transmit/receive module for a high power Active Phased Array Antenna system operating in L-band based upon a combination of Hybrid Microwave Integrated Circuit (MIC) as well as Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) technology.

The transmit/receive module includes a power monitoring means, transmitter protector means, and a receiver protector means. fiber is used from the radar processing equipment up to each TR Module and down to the control station.

The antenna is composed with several TR modules connected through an interconnect matrix. An optical link is proposed to provide the information from and to the processing unit located behind the antenna or several meters or kilometers away.

Gallium Arsenide IC Applications Handbook is the first text to offer a comprehensive treatment of Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) integrated chip (IC) applications, specifically in microwave systems.

The books coverage of GaAs in microwave monolithic ICs demonstrates why GaAs is being hailed as a material of the future for the various advantages it. Bhasin, et. al., "Optical techniques to feed and control GaAs MMIC modules for phased array antenna applications," 1lth Communications Satellite Systems Conference, pp.

Qorvo completed its acquisition of Custom MMIC, a leading supplier of high-performance GaAs and GaN monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) for defense, aerospace and commercial applications. As part of Qorvo’s Infrastructure and Defense Products (IDP) business, the Custom MMIC team will continue to expand its millimeter wave (mmWave) capabilities for products used in defense phased.

Using MMICs in phased-array applications above 20 GHz requires complex RF and control signal distribution systems. Conventional waveguide, coaxial cable, and microstrip meth- ods are undesirable due to their high weight, high loss, limited mechanical flexibility and large volume.

bution in MMIC phased array antennas, is optical fiber.optically controlled phased array antenna applications in space comunica- tions to provide low weight and reduced complexity systems. As shown in fig- ure 7, the optical fiber can be coupled through an aligner to an integrated photodetector on a GaAs monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC).

It is.The constrained feeding is the most applied manner of feeding the passive phased-array antenna. The constrained feeding needs a waveguide wiring or a strip line network for the power supplying. (E.g.: PAR). A method more seldom used represents the space feeding (quasioptical feed).

At this the antenna area is illuminated with the transmit power by a feed horn.