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Long microwave delay fiber-optic link for radar testing

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4 Author(s)
I. L. Newberg ; Hughes Aircraft Co., Los Angeles, CA, USA ; C. M. Gee ; G. D. Thurmond ; H. W. Yen

A long fiberoptic delay line is used as a radar repeater to improve radar testing capabilities. The first known generation of 152 μs delayed ideal target at X-band (10 GHz) frequencies having the phase stability and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) needed for testing modern high-resolution Doppler radars is demonstrated with a 31.6-km experimental externally modulated fiberoptic link with a distributed-feedback (DFB) laser. The test application, link configuration, and link testing are discussed

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IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques  (Volume:38 ,  Issue: 5 )