Performance issues with photonic beamformers

M. Tur, L. Yaron, O. Raz, R. Rotman

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Abstract

A photonic beamformer is presented, having smooth behavior. Third-order nonlinearities, resulting from its opto-electronic components, are investigated, with emphasis on their impact on the contrast of imaging radars. This contrast is shown to be severely limited by the induced RF nonlinearities. Limitations on the allowable modulation index are studied for linearly-chirped pulses returned from clutter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronics Systems, COMCAS 2009
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronics Systems, COMCAS 2009 - Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 9 Nov 200911 Nov 2009

Publication series

Name2009 IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronics Systems, COMCAS 2009

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronics Systems, COMCAS 2009
Country/TerritoryIsrael
CityTel Aviv
Period9/11/0911/11/09

Keywords

  • Delay-lines
  • Imaging radar
  • Nonlinearities
  • Photonic beamformers

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