RF-to-RF Characterization of a Phased Array Receive Antenna Steering System Using a Novel Ring Resonator-Based Integrated Photonic Beamformer

L. Zhuang, M. Burla, C.G.H. Roeloffzen, Arjan Meijerink, D.A.I. Marpaung, M.R.H. Khan, Wim van Etten, Arne Leinse, M. Hoekman, Rene Heideman

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    Abstract

    A novel ring resonator-based photonic beamformer has been developed for continuous and squint-free control of the reception angle of broadband phased array antenna systems. The core of the system is a ring resonator based optical beamforming network (OBFN) used for delay synchronization and coherent signal combining. The OBFN is integrated in a single chip realized in CMOS-compatible optical waveguide technology together with an optical sideband filter for singlesideband suppressed-carrier modulation, and an optical carrier reinsertion circuit for balanced coherent detection. This paper demonstrates the system functionality by RF-to-RF measurements of the phase and power responses of the integrated OBFN.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics
    Place of PublicationValentia
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages1-4
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4788-6
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2009
    Event2009 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP 2009 - Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
    Duration: 14 Oct 200916 Oct 2009

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press

    Conference

    Conference2009 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP 2009
    Abbreviated titleMWP
    CountrySpain
    CityValencia
    Period14/10/0916/10/09

    Keywords

    • METIS-264133
    • EWI-16473
    • IR-68329

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