EHF SATCOM Array Design (ESAD)
Final rept. Sep 96-May 98
TRW SPACE AND ELECTRONICS GROUP REDONDOBEACH CA
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The objective of this effort was to develop five EHF SATCOM antenna designs that implement photonics space and airborne, transmit and receive with nulling. The goal was to identify and develop designs that are performance and cost competitive with RF implementations. The scope of this effort included investigation of photonically implemented antenna design concepts, an analysis trade of these concepts and detailed development of selected design concepts. Verification experiments were to be conducted as necessary to verify novelunique photonic concepts. EHF SATCOM used a 43.5 to 45.5 GHz uplink and a 20.2 to 21.2 GHz downlink. Airborne SATCOM antennas generally must provide wide angle scanning for a single beam, while the spaceborne antennas are multi-beam and include nulling capability.
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