Photonics in radar systems: RF Integration for state-of-the-art functionality

P. Ghelfi, F. Laghezza, F. Scotti, G. Serafino, S. Pinna, D. Onori, E. Lazzeri, A. Bogoni

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The cross-fertilization between photonics and microwave systems is setting new paradigms in radio technologies, promising improved performance and new applications, with strong benefits for communication systems broadly as well as for public safety specifically. In particular, the use of photonics in radar systems is leading to a new generation of multifunctional systems that can manage multiple simultaneous coherent radio signals at different frequencies, thus enabling multispectral imaging for advanced surveillance. In fact, thanks to its tenability and huge bandwidth, photonics matches the flexibility requirements urgently needed in future software-defined radar architectures. It also guarantees system compactness because a single shared transceiver can be used for multiband operations with the added potential of photonic integration.
Originele taal-2Niet gedefinieerd
Pagina's (van-tot)74-83
Aantal pagina's10
TijdschriftIEEE Microwave Magazine
Nummer van het tijdschrift8
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 sep 2015
Extern gepubliceerdJa


  • microwave photonics
  • radar signal processing
  • search radar
  • RF integration
  • advanced surveillance
  • coherent radio signal management
  • microwave system
  • multifunctional system generation
  • multispectral imaging
  • photonic integration
  • radar system
  • Integrated optics
  • Optical filters
  • Optical modulation
  • Optical pulses
  • Photonics
  • RF signals
  • Radio frequency

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