Phased array antenna beamforming using optical processor

1992 14th International Communication Satellite Systems Conference and Exhibit   unpublished
This work concerns itself with the analytical investigation into the feasibility of optical processor based beamforming for microwave array antennas. The primary focus is on systems utilizing the 20/30 GHz communications band and a transmit configuration exclusively to serve this band. A mathematical model is developed for computation of candidate design configurations. The model is capable of determination of the necessary design parameters required for spatial aspects of the microwave
more » ... nt _ (beam) formation. Computed example beams transmitted from geosynchronous orbit are presented to demonstrate network capabilities. The effect of the processor on the output microwave signal to noise quality at the antenna interface is also considered.
doi:10.2514/6.1992-1979 fatcat:egrbacos4jgqfeugswsh2v2jza