Microwave Fiber Optic Link for Satellite Communications and Antenna Remoting
Microwave Fiber Optic Link for Satellite
Communications and Antenna Remoting
E-Tek Dynamics, Inc.
1885 Lundy Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131
J. J. Pan (408-532-6300)
KSC -- NAS10-11460
Microwave fiber optic links provide performance and cost advantages for antenna
remoting, microwave communications, and satellite earth terminals. Phase I activities
included a system level parameter investigation of a microwave fiberoptic link, analysis
of the use of a coherent detection system to improve performance, a vendor survey,
and the design, fabrication and test of a 12 GHz fiberoptic link. Both direct and
external modulation were demonstrated. The conclusions of this effort are that microwave
fiberoptic links for antenna remoting are viable and have many advantages.
Potential Commercial Application:
Potential Commercial Application: Applications are expected in SATCOM systems, for
interconnecting microwave towers and control rooms, for radar and communication terminals
on shipboard and aircraft, and in replacing expensive waveguides.