In this paper the development of a phased array antenna system using a photonic beamformer is reported. The paper emphasizes on the photonic integration between two main
components of the beamformer, namely the photonic beamformer chip and the electroabsorption modulator array.
System level simulation is used to determine the required
performance of each component. The measurements on the
component characteristics are presented.
|Publisher||IEEE Photonics Society|
|Conference||2011 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP 2011|
|Period||18/10/11 → 21/10/11|
|Other||jointly held with 2011 Asia-Pacific Microwave Photonics Conference, APMP 2011|