Accession Number : ADA327463

Title :   Studies of a Photonic Delay Line for Application to Frequency-Agile, Wideband Radar Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 94-Jul 95,

Corporate Author : LE MOYNE COLL SYRACUSE NY

Personal Author(s) : College, LeMoyne ; Monsay, Evelyn H.

PDF Url : ADA327463

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : A method is described by which adaptive beamforming can be accomplished in transmit mode with a photonic true time delay beamformer. Performance predictions for a radar line array using this beamformer are also presented. Possible configurations for a photonic true time delay beamformer in the receive mode are also discussed. Particular attention is paid to the possibilities for broadband/frequency agile closed-loop adaptive beamforming using a photonic receiver.

Descriptors :   *BEAM FORMING, *PHASED ARRAYS, PHOTONICS, BROADBAND, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, LINEAR ARRAYS, RADAR TRANSMITTERS, FREQUENCY AGILITY, ACOUSTIC DELAY LINES.

Subject Categories : Optics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE