New Photonic Architectures with High Dynamic Range using GaAs Modulators for Aviation Industry Applications

Project: Research

Project Details


This Aerospace communication research project is funded by National Aerospace Technology Programme (NATEP) UK, where we as academic partner have worked jointly in partnership with Leonardo MW Ltd, as end-user and aXenic, as component supplier. In civilian aerospace systems there is increasing demand for higher information capacity links to both ground stations and space based satellite networks for a wide range of applications including: on-board “Wi-Fi”, passenger and crew telecommunication and data communication, airframe and engine health monitoring systems, air traffic control communication, GPS and continuous airplane status and location monitoring. Similarly in military aerospace live video feeds from the aircraft in addition to the continuous monitoring and control of on- board systems are envisaged.

Key findings

Novel Microwave architecture with high dynamic Range
Effective start/end date2/11/152/01/17