Title

Opto-VLSI-Based Beamformer for Radio-Frequency Phased-Array Antennas

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

Electron Science Research Institute / Centre of Excellence for MicroPhotonic Systems

RAS ID

14215

Comments

This article was originally published as: Xiao, F. , Juswardy, B. , Alameh, K. , Xiao, S., & Hu, W. (2012). Opto-VLSI-Based Beamformer for Radio-Frequency Phased-Array Antennas. IEEE Photonics Journal, 4(3), 912-919. Original article available here

Abstract

An Opto-VLSI-based tunable beamformer for radio frequency (RF) smart antennas is reported and its concept is demonstrated. RF beam steering is achieved by uploading appropriate phase holograms onto the Opto-VLSI processor so that RF true-time delays (TTDs) are independently generated for each element of the antenna array by simply using several erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) loops to realize independent tunable fiber lasers in conjunction with a dispersive optical fiber. Experimental results demonstrate RF beam steering up to 30deg; with a 4-element linear patch antenna array operating at 1.85 GHz.

DOI

10.1109/JPHOT.2012.2198210

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