Ultra-broadband Photonic Patch Antenna

E. Lopez, L. Bui, K. Ghorbani, W. T. Rowe, A. Mitchell
2006 2006 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest  
This paper presents a demonstration an ultrabroadband photonic antenna. The antenna utilizes external optical intensity modulators and optic fiber to photonically remotes the Aperture Stacked Patch antennas and replaces microwave diplexers with simple photonic combination. The resulting photonic antenna is demonstrated to provide a bandwidth of 110% with gain of 7 dBi.
doi:10.1109/mwsym.2006.249813 fatcat:rdohkp37j5ennd5dxivvd4g66q