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Demonstration of a continuously variable true-time delay beamformer using a multichannel chirped fiber grating

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3 Author(s)
Hunter, D.B. ; Electron. Warfare & Radar Div., Defence Sci. & Technol. Organ., Edinburgh, Australia ; Parker, M.E. ; Dexter, J.L.

A continuously variable true-time delay beamformer based on a multichannel chirped fiber grating (MCFG) is demonstrated. The beamformer is capable of wide-band squint-free operation and demonstrates beam steering of a four-element array over ±40°. The use of an MCFG provides a significant reduction in the length of the chirped grating required, eliminates spurious signal transmission, and utilizes narrow-band tunable laser sources. In addition, the effect of grating errors on the antenna pattern is examined and the tolerance on performance is presented.

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Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:54 ,  Issue: 2 )