By Topic

A Two-Dimensional Optical True Time-Delay Beamformer Consisting of a Fiber Bragg Grating Prism and Switch-Based Fiber-Optic Delay Lines

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Byung-Min Jung ; Sch. of Inf. Technol. & Eng., Univ. of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON ; Jianping Yao

A two-dimensional optical true time-delay (TTD) beamforming system for a planar phased array antenna (PAA) is proposed and demonstrated. The optical beamforming system consists of a fiber-Bragg-grating-prism-based wavelength-dependent TTD (WD-TTD) unit for azimuth beam steering and a microelectromechanical-system-switch-based wavelength-independent TTD (WI-TTD) unit for elevation beam steering. The time delays generated by the WD-TTD and WI-TTD are measured. The results show that the proposed system can achieve the required time delays with the time-delay errors for the WD-TTD and the WI-TTD at 1 GHz less than 11.8 and 3.6 ps, which correspond to radiation direction errors of less than 1.5deg and 0.4deg for a planar PAA with the adjacent array elements spaced by a half radio-frequency wavelength.

Published in:

IEEE Photonics Technology Letters  (Volume:21 ,  Issue: 10 )