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Avionics, Fiber-Optics and Photonics Technology Conference, 2007 IEEE

Date 2-5 Oct. 2007

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  • RF Photonics Challenges on Aerospace Platforms

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 1 - 2
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    There are enormous benefits and serious challenges in the deployment of RF photonics on aerospace platforms. Single mode wave division multiplexing (WDM) is considered in this paper in meeting the need for a low loss, light weight, and high bandwidth RF signal distribution system. Other papers presented at the 2002 21st IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference [1] and the 2004 SAE World Aviation C... View full abstract»

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  • Considerations for Application of RF-over-Fiber to Navy Systems

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 3 - 4
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    The superior distance-bandwidth product of optical fiber communications has led to the development of a wide array of active and passive optical/optoelectronic components for the digital data communication industry. The cable television (CATV) industry has been the primary driver for development of high performance analog fiber optic links. RF-over-fiber offers advantages for military RF signal di... View full abstract»

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  • Fiber-Optics for Future EW Platforms

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 5 - 6
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    An enabling technology for next-generation EW systems is an all fiber optic backplane. Fiber optic systems are rapidly evolving and this paper will review the application of fiber optics for aircraft and specifically EW applications. View full abstract»

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  • Analog Phase Modulation for Avionics Applications

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 7 - 8
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    Radio-frequency (RF) photonics and fiber optics play an important role in future airborne applications, leveraging advantages over traditional RF cabling such as decreased size and weight, increased flexibility, lower signal loss in fiber, larger bandwidth, and invulnerability to electromagnetic interference. In military electromagnetic warfare applications, RF links can be used route microwave si... View full abstract»

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  • Electromagnetic Pulse Shaping and Applications

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 9 - 10
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    Electromagnetic pulse shapers based on optical pulse processing techniques provide unparalleled waveform agility. By allowing user control of both the RF spectral amplitude and phase, we demonstrate these systems can compensate for electrical distortions experienced by broadband waveforms (here, from radiation from a broadband antenna). We believe these pulse shapers to be an enabling technology f... View full abstract»

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  • Multi-Octave Microwave Transmission Over Fiber with a Single Optical Phase Modulator

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 11 - 12
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    Optical phase modulators (PMs) present advantages over Mach-Zehnder intensity modulators (MZMs) for microwave signal relay applications, including lower optical loss and bias-free operation (Bucholtz et al., 2006). However, unlike quadrature-biased MZMs, PMs do not automatically suppress second-order harmonic and sum/difference frequencies, limiting their utility to suboctave signals. The authors ... View full abstract»

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  • Wideband Agile Receiver: An Integrated Photonic Electronic Digital Receiver for RF Sensing

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 13 - 14
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    The Wideband Agile Receiver (WAR) merges advanced photonics and a high dynamic range digital receiver to create a novel hardware prototype for the sensing and communication systems that are the 'eyes and ears' of the war fighter. Unlike conventional receivers, WAR employs a photonics front end using an advanced electro-absorption modulator (EAM) developed at Lockheed Martin's Commercial Space Syst... View full abstract»

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  • Towards RF Photonic Integrated Ciruits

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 15 - 16
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    This paper will examine the potential to integrate commercially sourced chip-level RF photonic components onto an optical substrate. In many photonic signal processing applications, increasing the number of components can lead to an increase in performance of the system, and therefore provide increased capability. View full abstract»

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  • Hybrid Analog-Digital Fiber Optic Network for Aircraft Communication and Control

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 17 - 18
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    Fiber optic networks are currently deployed throughout an aircraft to allow communication between the various systems on-board. Fibers offer the advantage of reduced weight, higher bandwidth and immunity to electromagnetic interference over traditional coaxial cabling. Typically, one network carries digital data from one on-board system to another, while another takes analog data for electronic wa... View full abstract»

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  • A Suppressed Carrier Ring Laser Oscillator for Coherent Analog Optical Links

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 19 - 20
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    A suppressed carrier modulator was incorporated into a fiber ring oscillator as an intracavity suppressed carrier transmitter for coherent analog optical links. With a DCFR and an UNBF, a single mode ring laser operation was observed and a SFDR of 105 dB/Hz2/3 was demonstrated. Further improvement on SFDR is possible if higher optical power is applied to MZ as well as balanced photodetector and lo... View full abstract»

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  • Free Space Optical Communications (FSO)

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 21
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    Free space optical communications (FSO) is now common for point to point communications between fixed locations on land, and is also used for communication between moving platforms on land, on the surface of the sea, in air, and in space. Free space implies that it is not practical to use optical fiber to connect the points that need to communicate or exchange telemetry data. After the cold war in... View full abstract»

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  • Weight and Size Reduction by Integrating Avionic Optical Components

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 22 - 23
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    Recent developments in the study of condensing several electro-optical properties such as single frequency light generation, modulation, light monitoring, multiplexing (Mux) and optical mode shaping into one monolithic, InP based photonic integrated circuit (PIC), together with advances in silicon planar light-guide circuits (PLC) allow the design of light-weight, compact, rugged, lower cost optic... View full abstract»

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  • Fiber Optic Considerations for Insertion into Legacy Avionics Platforms

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 24 - 25
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    Modern avionics have created requirements for the insertion of fiber-optic technologies. Applications, such as fly by light, net-centric warfare, high fidelity sensing and in-flight entertainment find utility in the increased bandwidth of fiber optic networks. In addition, in applications involving standoff jamming (SOJ) and radar sensing, there is a need for electromagnetic interference (EMI) imm... View full abstract»

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  • Novel Secure Platform for Avionic Applications Based on Optical CDMA

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 26 - 27
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    We designed, built, and demonstrated a novel optical CDMA-based platform running at OC-24 data rate, with three users and one eavesdropper. Error-free operation with BER better than 10-12 was achieved. Based on our simulations, the testbed can support ten simultaneous users with BER<10-9. Novel "dual-code" OCDMA transmitter and receiver were designed and demonstrated to de... View full abstract»

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  • Optics for Information Assurance on Platforms

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 28 - 29
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    We will outline and assess future optical LAN infrastructure approaches that can use optics to enable multi-independent level security (MILS) systems on mobile platforms with improved size, weight, and power (Swap) and a 1000-fold increased throughput over traditional system approaches. Although we will focus on the role of optics to support secure optical communications, this comprises only one o... View full abstract»

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  • OCDM-Based All Optical Multi-Level Security

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 30 - 31
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    Faced with the demand for high capacity communication in avionics there is growing interest to deploy fiber optic networks. With the introduction of optics in avionics, an optical physical layer that can support multilevel security (MLS) is needed. Using different fibers (space division multiplexing) is an obvious choice. In wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) networks, different security level... View full abstract»

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  • Progress Towards a Virtual Quadrant Receiver for 4-ary Pulse Position Modulation/Optical Code Division Multiple Access (4-ary PPM/O-CDMA) Networks

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 32 - 33
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    We described the concept, numerical simulation, and physical implementation of a virtual quadrant receiver for 4-ary PPM/O-CDMA. The simulations show the joint impact of MAI and OBI on the receiver output (constellation plot). The receiver operation was demonstrated with a physical implementation that can be ultimately integrated as a PLC-based device. View full abstract»

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  • Development of a Scalable WDM LAN for Avionics Networking

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 34 - 35
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    The SAE AS-5659 subcommittee has undertaken the ambitious goal of drafting a standard for Aerospace WDM LANs. The backbone networks that this standard defines will transform the communications infrastructure in future platforms, providing a level of flexibility and scalability that is unattainable in existing architectures. In doing so, the organization of the vehicle will evolve from separate sub... View full abstract»

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