Development of an integrated photonic beamformer for electronically-steered Ku-band phased array antenna

L. Zhuang, D.A.I. Marpaung, M. Burla, R. Boot, A. Hulzinga, W.P. Beeker, P. van Dijk, C.G.H. Roeloffzen

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    Abstract

    Currently an integrated photonic beamformer for electronically-steered Ku-band phased array antenna (PAA) system for satellite communications is being developed within a Dutch Point One R&D Innovation Project “Broadband Satellite Communication Services on High-Speed Transport Vehicles‿, targeting instantaneous reception of the full Ku-band (10.7-12.75 GHz), squint-free and seamless beam steering, and polarization agility. The use of 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 project 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 a low profile and light weight are essential requirements for the antenna system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAvionics, Fiber-Optics and Photonics Technology Conference 2011
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE Photonics Society
    Pages41-42
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-7345-8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-7343-4, 978-1-4244-7344-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2011
    EventAvionics, Fiber-Optics and Photonics Technology Conference 2011 - San Diego, United States
    Duration: 4 Oct 20116 Oct 2011

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    ConferenceAvionics, Fiber-Optics and Photonics Technology Conference 2011
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Diego
    Period4/10/116/10/11

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    Zhuang, L., Marpaung, D. A. I., Burla, M., Boot, R., Hulzinga, A., Beeker, W. P., ... Roeloffzen, C. G. H. (2011). Development of an integrated photonic beamformer for electronically-steered Ku-band phased array antenna. In Avionics, Fiber-Optics and Photonics Technology Conference 2011 (pp. 41-42). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Photonics Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/AVFOP.2011.6082117