Development of a broadband integrated optical beamformer for Ku-Band Phased Array Antennas

C.G.H. Roeloffzen, Paul van Dijk, D.A.I. Marpaung, M. Burla, L. Zhuang

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    Abstract

    Currently an integrated photonic beamformer for electronically-steered Ku-band phased array antenna (PAA) systems for satellite communications is being developed, targeting continuous reception of the full DVB-S band (10.7- 12.75 GHz), squint-free and seamless beam steering, and polarization agility. The use of an integrated photonic beamformer enables an antenna system with multi-gigahertz instantaneous bandwidth, compact form factor, light weight, and large beam scanning range, which are challenging requirements for beamformers using only electronics-based RF technologies. An important aspect tackled in this paper is to reduce the system cost such that it is commercially suitable for civil purposes in mobile satellite communications, particularly in aeronautic/avionic satellite communications, where low profile and light weight are essential requirements for the antenna system.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication34th ESA Antenna Workshop and 2nd Evolutions in Satellite Telecommunication Ground Segments Workshop on Satcom User Terminal Antennas
    Place of PublicationNoordwijk, The Netherlands
    PublisherESTEC
    Pages1-8
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2012
    Event34th ESA Antenna Workshop and 2nd Evolutions in Satellite Telecommunication Ground Segments Workshop 2012 - Noordwijk, Netherlands
    Duration: 3 Oct 20125 Oct 2012
    Conference number: 34

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherESTEC

    Workshop

    Workshop34th ESA Antenna Workshop and 2nd Evolutions in Satellite Telecommunication Ground Segments Workshop 2012
    CountryNetherlands
    CityNoordwijk
    Period3/10/125/10/12

    Keywords

    • METIS-296113
    • EWI-22375
    • IR-82096

    Cite this

    Roeloffzen, C. G. H., van Dijk, P., Marpaung, D. A. I., Burla, M., & Zhuang, L. (2012). Development of a broadband integrated optical beamformer for Ku-Band Phased Array Antennas. In 34th ESA Antenna Workshop and 2nd Evolutions in Satellite Telecommunication Ground Segments Workshop on Satcom User Terminal Antennas (pp. 1-8). Noordwijk, The Netherlands: ESTEC.