Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)

IV.G.01. Integrated Photonic Subsystems. Integrated Photonic subsystems will be developed by FY97 for application to optical control of single beam phased array antennas and fiber optic point-to-point links, local area networks, and antenna remoting systems. By FY99, subsystems will be developed for optical control of multi-beam phased array antennas. These sub-systems will reduce size, cost, and power consumption while increasing the performance of high speed fiber optic systems. Fiber optic phased array control systems, which can be scalable to any desired frequency, will enable communications on-the-move by utilizing multiple beams with acquisition and tracking capability. Demonstration of the photonically controlled single panel phased array antenna will be conducted during FY99. Demonstration of a photonically controlled multi-panel phased array antenna will be conducted during FY00.

Supports: Local Area Communications, Satellite Communications, Radio Access Point Antenna.

Louis Coryell Carolyn Nash Tom Mims
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