Long-Reach Analog Photonics for Military Applications

Vincent J. Urick, John F. Diehl, Joseph M. Singley, Christopher E. Sunderman and Keith J. Williams

In the increasingly digital world of electronic warfare, defense and signals intelligence, analog fiber optics and photonics still play a crucial enabling role.



A modern military power must master the techniques of electronic warfare and advanced electromagnetic communications. Electronic warfare—commanding the full electromagnetic spectrum for military applications, while denying its use by adversaries—commonly falls into one of three areas. Electronic support involves the receive mode of electronic warfare, such as radio frequency (RF) spectrum monitoring and signal classification. Electronic attack includes electronic countermeasures and directed-energy weapons. Electronic protection deals with countering enemy electronic attack.

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Publish Date: 01 October 2014

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