Accession Number:

ADA555183

Title:

Encoding Scheme Minimizes Errors in Photonic Converters

Descriptive Note:

Online technical article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER PORT HUENEME CA

Report Date:

2011-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Digitizing wideband radio frequency RF signals directly at the antenna is important in defense systems such as electronic warfare digital receivers and electronic signal intelligence collectors. It can eliminate the need for down-conversion to intermediate frequencies that cause spurious signals at the output of the receiver s analog-to-digital converter ADC. Digitization also can hide any low power signals of interest. A new scheme with an inherent integer Gray code property reduces photonic analog-to-digital converter errors while enhancing resolution.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Optics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE