Accession Number:

ADA426892

Title:

RF Photonic Link Test Bed

Descriptive Note:

Final technical memo Jul 2002-Jul 2004

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB ROME NY SENSORSDIRECTORATE

Report Date:

2004-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

Described is a modular photonic RF link test bed integrated with the C-band radar operated by the Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate s Radar Technology Branch SNRT. This flexible, multi-channel, test bed allows in-situ testing and evaluation of commercial and developmental photonic components in a convenient, yet realistic environment for their intended application, air and spaceborne RF sensing. This report documents the design and construction of a commercial off the shelf technology COTS based RF link transmitter and receiver, as well as the installation and testing of the multi-channel fiber optic link within the C-band radar. Performance of the COTS based link is reported and compared to requirements of the C-band radar for supporting typical experiments. A section on proposed future work is also presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE