Phased Array Antenna Steering Using a Ring Resonator-Based Optical Beam Forming Network

Arjan Meijerink, C.G.H. Roeloffzen, L. Zhuang, D.A.I. Marpaung, Rene Heideman, A. Borreman, Wim van Etten

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    Abstract

    A novel beam steering mechanism for a phased array antenna receiver system is introduced. The core of the system is a ring resonator-based integrated optical beam forming network chip. Its principles are explained and demonstrated by presenting some measurement results. The system architecture around the chip is based on a combination of frequency down conversion, filter-based optical single sideband modulation and balanced coherent detection. It is proven that such an architecture has significant advantages with respect to a straightforward architecture using double sideband modulation and direct detection, namely relaxed bandwidth requirements on the optical modulators and detectors, reduced complexity and optical losses of the beam forming chip, and enhanced dynamic range.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/CVT Benelux chapter
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages7-12
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-9785-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2006
    Event13th Annual Symposium on Communications and Vehicular Technology in the Benelux, SCVT 2006: Annual Symposium of the IEEE/CVT Benelux Chapter - Liège, Belgium
    Duration: 23 Nov 200623 Nov 2006
    Conference number: 13

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE
    Number06EX1521

    Conference

    Conference13th Annual Symposium on Communications and Vehicular Technology in the Benelux, SCVT 2006
    Abbreviated titleSCVT
    CountryBelgium
    CityLiège
    Period23/11/0623/11/06

    Keywords

    • EWI-8037
    • IR-63653
    • METIS-237567

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