Accession Number : ADD012322

Title :   Fiber Optic Data Distribution for Phased Array Antenna.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bellman,Brian M ; Kraus,Ronald G

Report Date : 15 Apr 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A fiber optic data distribution system is disclosed for distribution of the phase shift commands to an electronically steered antenna array. Novelties include the fan-out of a single bundle to multiple receptors, equalization of optical path for precise synchronization, the use of the RF active side of the antenna for data distribution, the use of the antenna radome as support structure for the fiber optics, and an optical reflector to divert light from the plane of the radome to the transmit/receive element.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *ANTENNA ARRAYS, *PHASED ARRAYS, *FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, *ELECTRONIC SCANNERS, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, FIBER OPTICS, PHASE SHIFT, MULTIPLE OPERATION, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, SYNCHRONIZATION(ELECTRONICS), DATA PROCESSING, RADIOFREQUENCY, DISTRIBUTION, STEERING, RADOMES, OPTICS, ANTENNAS, PATHS, BUNDLES, SIDES, STRUCTURES, RECEIVERS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE