Accession Number:

ADA445206

Title:

Low Phase Noise Fiber Optics Links for Space Applications

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE TOULOUSE (FRANCE) LAB DE METALLURGIE PHYSIQUE

Report Date:

2005-07-13

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

This paper summarises the results obtained on different systems dedicated to the optical distribution of high spectral purity RF and microwave signals in a satellite payload or towards the elements of an active antenna. First, the interest of the photo-oscillator receiver for these applications in the RF frequency range is pointed out. Then, different emitter configurations are investigated in the microwave range . Finally, an application of these low phase noise microwave links in the field of time-frequency metrology i.e. an ultra high sensitivity microwave frequency discriminator, is addressed.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustics
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE