Thomas Merlet

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We present and experimentally demonstrate an optical beamformer for the receive mode based on optical summation and dispersive fiber. This architecture allows a high number of simultaneous beams without multiplying the number of active elements. The incoherent optical summation based on wavelength division multiplexing is analyzed in term of RF dynamic(More)
Existing missile radar seekers use a mechanical rotating antenna to steer the radiating beam in the direction of the target. Recent research is investigating the possibility to replace the mechanical RF seeker with a novel 3D conformal antenna, embedded below the radome, that can steer the beam electronically. 3D conformal antenna arrays may offer many(More)
One of the growing trend in antennas is to address multifunctional systems, providing direct space saving and cost reduction. A consideration for future generation antennas is to replace the classical planar geometry with new functionalities. Three-dimensional (3-D) / conformal antennas offer significant advantages for such system. However, traditional(More)
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