Simulation of a ring resonator-based optical beamformer system for phased array receive antennas

M.R. Tijmes, Arjan Meijerink, C.G.H. Roeloffzen, Marinus Jan Bentum

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    Abstract

    A new simulator tool is described that can be used in the field of RF photonics. It has been developed on the basis of a broadband, continuously tunable optical beamformer system for phased array receive antennas. The application that is considered in this paper is airborne satellite reception of digital television. The simulator tool has been developed in LabVIEW. The simulation model comprises a dynamical implementation of the optical beamforming network, such that beamforming can be performed for any number of antenna elements (AEs). The scalability of the model has been investigated by determining the computational complexity relations of the most critical blocks. It was found that a simulation of a full-scale beamformer can be performed within a reasonable amount of time.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication20th Annual Workshop on Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, ProRISC 2009
    Place of PublicationUtrecht
    PublisherSTW
    Pages1-7
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)978-90-73461-62-8
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2009
    Event20th Annual Workshop on circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, Prorisc 2009 - Veldhoven, Netherlands
    Duration: 26 Nov 200927 Nov 2009
    Conference number: 20

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherTechnology Foundation

    Conference

    Conference20th Annual Workshop on circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, Prorisc 2009
    CountryNetherlands
    CityVeldhoven
    Period26/11/0927/11/09

    Keywords

    • METIS-264312
    • EWI-17163
    • IR-69485

    Cite this

    Tijmes, M. R., Meijerink, A., Roeloffzen, C. G. H., & Bentum, M. J. (2009). Simulation of a ring resonator-based optical beamformer system for phased array receive antennas. In 20th Annual Workshop on Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, ProRISC 2009 (pp. 1-7). Utrecht: STW.