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Research Topic Description, including Problem Statement:
Studies have indicated savings in Size, Weight, Power (SWaP), and thermal dissipation can be realized when conventional RF electronic functions are implemented with microwave photonics. For SWaP constrained platforms, this can become a significant benefit. Photonic Integrated Circuits are rapidly maturing and may provide an additional savings in SWaP. In some applications, optical processing of signals may be more power efficient than digital signal processing. While RF performance of microwave photonics lags conventional RF electronics in certain instances, an investigation into multiple applications and the resulting SWaP savings or processing efficiency improvements of microwave photonics over conventional electronics is required.
Relevance to the Intelligence Community:
Key Words: Microwave Photonics, Integrated Photonics, Photonic Integrated Circuits, PIC, Electronically Steerable Array, ESA, Compressive Sampling, Optical Processing, SWAP