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Application of optical amplifiers in a microwave distribution network for phased array antennas

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1 Author(s)
Schaffer, C.G. ; FHL, Lubeck

The analysis presented shows that optical amplifiers have the potential to offer significant advantages if they are used to amplify the microwave signals in the distribution system of large phased array antennas. The advantages are in terms of simplicity and noise performance. The distribution system with one layer of optical amplifiers allows a 42 dB power budget (SNR=113 dBc/Hz). This system can feed about 1100 T/R modules

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Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting, 1995. 8th Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings, Volume 1., IEEE  (Volume:1 )

Date of Conference:

30-31 Oct 1995