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Project: Photonic Assisted Multibeam Phased Array Antenna

Acronym: PHOAM
Main Objective:
The main objective is to develop a multi-beam antenna, capable of handling Ka-band signals. The antenna shall enable establishing multiple links with different LEO satellites. The antenna comprises two separate phased array antennas, one for Tx and another for Rx. Hybrid beamforming is considered, combining discrete RF beamforming, photonic beamforming, and digital true-time delay beamforming.
Reference: ESA 4000137619/22/NL/MM/cna
Funding: ESA
Start Date: 01-04-2022
End Date: 31-12-2023
Team: Rogério Nunes Nogueira, Miguel Vidal Drummond, Nuno Miguel Gonçalves Borges de Carvalho, Arnaldo da Silva Rodrigues de Oliveira, Joao Nuno Pimentel da Silva Matos
Groups: Optical Devices and Sensors - Av
Partners: SINUTA, PICAdvanced
Local Coordinator: Rogério Nunes Nogueira

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