Paper on SPACEBEAM accepted for publication on the Journal of Lightwave Photonics
October 11, 2021
The paper “Design and Performance Estimation of a Photonic Integrated Beamforming Receiver for Scan-On-Receive Synthetic Aperture Radar” has been accepted for publication on the Journal of Lightwave Technology. The paper is available online in early access.
The paper presents the design analysis and the challenges of the development of the SPACEBEAM hybrid photonic-integrated circuit as the core element of an X-band scan-on-receive spaceborne synthetic aperture radar. The whole photonics-assisted system is designed for space compliance and meets the target application requirements, representing a step forward toward a deeper penetration of photonics in microwave applications for challenging scenarios, like the observation of the Earth from space.
The Journal of Lightwave Technology is comprised of original contributions, both regular papers and letters, covering work in all aspects of optical guided-wave science, technology, and engineering. It is one of the main reference Journals for the experts in the field of photonics.