—For enhanced communication on board an aircraft, novel antenna systems with broadband satellite-based capabilities are required. The technology will enhance airline operations by providing in-flight connectivity for flight crew information and will bring live TV and high-speed Internet connectivity to passengers. The installation of such systems on board… (More)
—A novel phased array receive antenna steering system is introduced. The core of this system is an optical ring resonator-based broadband, continuously tunable optical beam forming network (OBFN). In the proposed system architecture, filter-based optical single-sideband suppressed-carrier modulation and balanced coherent optical detection are used. Such… (More)
—A squint-free, continuously tunable optical beamformer system for phased array receive antennas is proposed and experimentally demonstrated, which involves an integrated ring resonator-based optical beam forming network, filter-based optical SSB-SC modulation and balanced coherent detection.
A novel squint-free, continuously tunable beamformer mechanism for a phased array antenna system is proposed. It consists of filter-based optical single-sideband suppressed-carrier modulation, a fully integrated optical beam forming network using cascades of optical ring resonators as tunable delay elements, and balanced coherent optical detection. The… (More)
INTRODUCTION For enhanced communication on board of aircraft, novel antenna systems with broadband satellite-based capabilities are required. So far existing L-band satellite based systems for communications are used primarily for passenger application (APC) or administrative communications (AAC); initially analogue voice and now data are tending to evolve… (More)
— A novel optical beamformer system for phased array transmit antennas is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. It is based on an optical IM/DD link through a ring resonator-based optical beam forming network chip.
A squint-free, continuously tunable optical beamformer for broadband phased array receive antennas is proposed. The complete system is demonstrated, including E/O and O/E conversions, and optical signal processing. The latter involves delay synchronization and coherent optical combining, which is performed in an integrated ring resonator-based optical beam… (More)
Microwave Photonics, a symbiotic field of research that brings together the worlds of optics and radio frequency is currently facing several challenges in its transition from a niche to a truly widespread technology essential to support the ever-increasing values for speed, bandwidth, processing capability and dynamic range that will be required in next… (More)
The design of a spiral-shaped Mach-Zehnder Interferometric sensor (sMZI sensor) for refractive index sensing of watery solutions is presented. The goal of the running project is to realise a multi-sensing array by placing multiple sMZIs in series to form a sensing branch, and to place several sensing branches in parallel. In such an arrangment it is… (More)