victor1985 wrote:I dont understand. Somehow wires are replaced by photons? Or the radar waves are replaced by photons?
The radar is working more or less the same in terms of passing thru the air and hitting the target,
Photonics here is about high quality/bandwidth signal generation/detection and A/D conversion...
It isn't otherwise changing the internal processing of the radar system*, just a new means of interacting with radar signal...
(*besides changes resulting from allowing higher bandwidth and cleaner noise situation)
Links to work Selex is doing on it...
(which also covers optical control of radar beam steering)
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