Title: A simulation technique for designing next-generation information and communication systems based on off-the-shelf microwave electronics computer tool

Authors: M.E. Belkin; V. Golovin; Y. Tyschuk; A.S. Sigov

Addresses: Scientific and Technological Center 'Integrated Microwave Photonics', Moscow State Technological University (MIREA), Moscow, Russian Federation ' Sevastopol State University (SevSU), 33 Universitetskaya Street, Sevastopol, 299053, Russian Federation ' Sevastopol State University (SevSU), 33 Universitetskaya Street, Sevastopol, 299053, Russian Federation ' Scientific and Technological Center 'Integrated Microwave Photonics', Moscow State Technological University (MIREA), Moscow, Russian Federation

Abstract: We review our known, updated, and new models and simulation results using power microwave-electronics computer tool NI AWRDE to pursue advanced performances of key microwave photonics elements such as semiconductor laser, photodiode, two types of electro-optic modulator, and multichannel reflecting Bragg grating. Based on these, the models of three key microwave photonics devices that fulfil basic processing procedures of a microwave-band network: signal oscillation, frequency conversion, and super-wide bandwidth photonic beam forming for phased array antenna, were introduced and studied. As a result, we proposed and validated experimentally a new approach to model a broad class of promising analogue microwave radio-electronics systems based on microwave photonics technology.

Keywords: microwave photonics; nonlinear equivalent models; microwave-band optoelectronic circuitry elements and devices; optical beam-forming network; computer aided design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSPM.2018.093104

International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, 2018 Vol.13 No.3, pp.238 - 254

Received: 15 Jun 2017
Accepted: 14 Dec 2017

Published online: 09 Jul 2018 *

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