Accession Number:

ADA454253

Title:

Why Photonic Systems for Space?

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper postprint, Oct 1998-Aug 2000

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB ROME NY SENSORS DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

2006-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Future space-based platforms can and will benefit from the implementation of photonics in both analog and digital subsystems. This paper discusses the potential applications and advantages of photonics to space-based platforms. These applications include radiofrequency distribution links, true time delay, local oscillator generation, photonically implemented signal processing, and high speed analog-to-digital signal conversion.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE