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Apparatus and method for receiving electromagnetic waves using photonics

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An apparatus and method for receiving electromagnetic waves using photonics includes a transmission unit transmitting electromagnetic waves in intervals; a time delay unit coupled to the transmission unit and controlling the transmission unit to transmit the electromagnetic waves in the intervals; an antenna receiving the electromagnetic waves reflected from the target; an interferoceiver coupled to the antenna and receiving the electromagnetic waves from the antenna, the interferoceiver comprising an optical recirculation loop to produce replica electromagnetic waves; and a computer identifying the target from the reflected electromagnetic waves.

Inventors: 
Li, Ming-chiang; Zhou, Weimin
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Sensors and Measurement
FIle Date: 
2010-04-06
Grant Date: 
2012-07-24
Grant time: 
840 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
15
Claim count percentile rank: 
6
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY