Recent Advancement on Photonic Feeding of Antennas for Microwave Beam Steering

Danish Nadeem*, Sanjeev Kumar Raghuwanshi**, R.K.Yadav***
*_**Department of Electronics Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India.
***Skyline Institute of Technology, Greater,Noida, India.
Periodicity:November - January'2019


Using light to exchange RF signal has rapidly developed since the innovation of optical fiber and semiconductor laser in 1960's. A Photonics Antenna (PA), which brings together the worlds of radiofrequency engineering (radiation of EM wave) and optoelectronics devices (laser, photo diode), has attracted and give great importance from both the research group of people and the commercial sector over the past 30 years and is set to have a bright future. The essential focal point of photonics for antenna system has, truly, been on the advancement of connection and beam steering techniques. By utilizing photonically controlled gadgets and materials it is conceivable to deliver progressive changes in receiving antenna components and in the structure and properties of exhibits, opening the new door for another class of Antenna. This technology enables complex or even impossible functions in the field of radiofrequency (RF) in microwave systems and creates new opportunities fortelecommunications networks. We present the technology of the photonics community and summarize current research and important applications. This review paper summarizes the comprehensive study of photonics feeding antenna, or Photonics for antenna characteristics, possible applications and wireless communication challenges of this promising type of Antenna.


Photonics Active Integrated Antenna (PhAIA), Photonic feeding antenna, microstrip patch antenna, Radio-over-fiber (RoF)

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Nadeem, Md. D., Raghuwanshi, S. K., & Yadav, R. K. (2019). Recent Advancement on Photonic Feeding of Antennas for Microwave Beam Steering. i-manager's Journal on Communication Engineering and Systems, 8(1), 1-10.


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