RF-to-RF characterization of a phased array receive antenna steering system using a novel ring resonator-based integrated photonic beamformer

L. Zhuang, M. Burla, C. G H Roeloffzen, A. Meijerink, D. A I Marpaung, M. R H Khan, W. Van Etten, A. Leinse, M. Hoekman, R. G. Heideman

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Abstract

A novel ring resonator-based photonic beamformer has been developed for continuous and squint-free control of the reception angle of broadband phased array antenna systems. The core of the system is a ring resonator-based optical beamforming network (OBFN) used for delay synchronization and coherent signal combining. The OBFN is integrated in a single chip realized in CMOS-compatible optical waveguide technology together with an optical sideband filter for singlesideband suppressed-carrier modulation, and an optical carrier reinsertion circuit for balanced coherent detection. This paper demonstrates the system functionality by RF-to-RF measurements of the phase and power responses of the integrated OBFN.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMWP09 - 2009 International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP) 2009 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 14 Oct 200916 Oct 2009

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP) 2009
Abbreviated titleMWP09
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period14/10/0916/10/09

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Zhuang, L., Burla, M., Roeloffzen, C. G. H., Meijerink, A., Marpaung, D. A. I., Khan, M. R. H., ... Heideman, R. G. (2009). RF-to-RF characterization of a phased array receive antenna steering system using a novel ring resonator-based integrated photonic beamformer. In MWP09 - 2009 International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics [5342589]