Accession Number:

ADA517620

Title:

High-Fidelity Analog Fiber Optics and Photonics for Military Applications

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC OPTICAL SCIENCES DIV

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Radio-frequency RF photonics provides increased or previously unavailable capabilities for many military platforms and applications. As compared to electronic approaches, photonics offers increased transmission distances in antenna-remoting applications, unrivaled bandwidth in signal-processing and other electromagnetic-warfare applications, and decreased size and weight in numerous military platforms. In addition, fiber optics as a transmission medium offers invulnerability to electromagnetic interference and near-complete electrical isolation. We describe advances in the theoretical understanding of analog-photonic systems made at NRL in 2007, along with the accompanying record-setting performance demonstrated in our experiments. We have applied our expertise to the design and implementation of two state-of-the-art prototype systems for military antenna-remoting and electromagnetic-warfare applications. Each of these prototypes and their significance are described below.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Radio Communications
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE