Microwave Photonic Radars

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As the only method for all-weather and long-distance target detection and recognition, radar has been intensively studied since it was proposed, and is considered as an essential sensor for future intelligent society. In the past few decades, great efforts were devoted to improving radar's functionality, precision, and response time, of which the key is to generate, control and process a wideband signal with a high speed. Thanks to the high frequency, large bandwidth, low loss transmission and electromagnetic immunity provided by modern photonics, implementation of the radars in the optical domain can provide better performance in terms of resolution, coverage and speed which may not be achievable using traditional, even state-of-the-art electronics. In this talk, I'll give an overview of the photonic technologies that are currently known to be attractive for radars. System architectures and their performance that may interest the radar society are emphasized. Emerging technologies in this area and possible future research directions are discussed.



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  • Date: 02 Mar 2021
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-08:00) US/Pacific
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Register here: https://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos/

  • Santa Clara, California
  • United States

  • Co-sponsored by MTT-SCV (CH06085)
  • Starts 08 February 2021 10:19 AM
  • Ends 02 March 2021 06:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-08:00) US/Pacific
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Shilong Pan of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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Microwave Photonic Radars

As the only method for all-weather and long-distance target detection and recognition, radar has been intensively studied since it was proposed, and is considered as an essential sensor for future intelligent society. In the past few decades, great efforts were devoted to improving radar's functionality, precision, and response time, of which the key is to generate, control and process a wideband signal with a high speed. Thanks to the high frequency, large bandwidth, low loss transmission and electromagnetic immunity provided by modern photonics, implementation of the radars in the optical domain can provide better performance in terms of resolution, coverage and speed which may not be achievable using traditional, even state-of-the-art electronics. In this talk, I'll give an overview of the photonic technologies that are currently known to be attractive for radars. System architectures and their performance that may interest the radar society are emphasized. Emerging technologies in this area and possible future research directions are discussed.

Biography:

Shilong Pan is currently a full professor of Electronics and Information Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China. His research has focused on microwave photonics, which includes optical generation and processing of microwave signals, analog photonic links, photonic microwave measurement, and integrated microwave photonics. He has authored or co-authored over 260 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Prof. Pan is currently an associate editor of Electronics Letters, a Topical Editor of Chinese Optics Letters, and is the vice-chair of IEEE MTT-22 Microwave Photonics. He has also served as a Chair of a number of international conferences, symposia, and workshops, including the TPC Chair of the International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks in 2015, and TPC Co-chair of IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics in 2017. Prof. Pan is a Fellow of OSA, SPIE and IET, and a senior member of IEEE. He was selected as an IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer in 2019 and was a recipient of IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award in 2021.