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Bit error rate testing of fiber optic data links for MMIC-based phased array antennasThe measured bit-error-rate (BER) performance of a fiber optic data link to be used in satellite communications systems is presented and discussed. In the testing, the link was measured for its ability to carry high burst rate, serial-minimum shift keyed (SMSK) digital data similar to those used in actual space communications systems. The fiber optic data link, as part of a dual-segment injection-locked RF fiber optic link system, offers a means to distribute these signals to the many radiating elements of a phased array antenna. Test procedures, experimental arrangements, and test results are presented.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Shalkhauser, K. A.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Kunath, R. R.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Daryoush, A. S.
(Drexel University Philadelphia, PA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1990
Subject Category
Communications And Radar
Meeting Information
Optoelectronic Signal Processing for Phased-Array Antennas II(Los Angeles, CA)
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