OPDL MPS Fiber Optic Delay Line Systems
High Performance Fiber Optic Delay Lines Enable Accurate Time delays from picoseconds to 5 milliseconds.
The Microwave Photonic Systems Optical / Photonic Delay Line (OPDL) family of products exhibits industry leading performance with the smallest volumetric footprints available at economical price points.
Microwave Photonic Systems has been a leader in the design and manufacture of high performance optical delay lines for years and can currently support almost any delay line system requirement. These fiber optic delay products, leverages MPS’s field proven optical packaging methodologies, proprietary control software, and RF / Photonic integration techniques.
The OPDL product line can provide time delay capabilities for Radio Frequency (RF) input signals with instantaneous bandwidths from DC to over 60 GHz, are packaged in modular enclosures, as well as rack chassis configurations, and can support time delays exceeding 5 ms.
Members of the OPDL product family can be configured with multiple time delay segment values. The delay values of the segments can either be configured as discrete time delay values, or can be configured as a binary 2n series. The binary 2n series configuration provides the ability to select delay values over a broader range with smaller time increments. Delay values are visible on the front panel display, of some models, and can be incremented through the use either the front panel key pad or remotely using the digital communications interface.
The OPDL products can also be enhanced through the addition of integrated Variable Optical Attenuators (VOA) and Optical amplifiers which allow the operator to adjust and balance the system gain profile. Performing these gain adjustments in the optical domain results in no gain slope variation in the RF signals. This yields a more consistent system performance than can be achieved with traditional RF variable attenuators at high frequencies.
- Test & Calibration Labs
- Radar Target Simulation
- Moving Target Indicators
- Target Simulators
- RADAR Warning Receivers
- EW/ECM/ECCM Systems
- Signal Processing
- Phased Array Antenna Systems
- Multipath Simulators
- Redundant Path Equalization
- Phase Noise Testing
- BIT – Built in Test Systems
Features & Options
- Fixed or Variable Delay Options
- Wide Bandwidth DC-60 GHz
- Time Delays to 5 milliseconds
- High Dynamic Range
- Fixed or Variable Delay
- High Phase Linearity
- Virtually No Triple Transit Response
- No EM Emissions or Susceptibility
- Temperature and Vibration Insensitive
- Modulation Type Agnostic
- Supports Multiple Optical Fiber Types
- Plug and Play Operation
- Supports Military Environments
- Small Size and Weight
- Various Mechanical Package Options
- 2 Year Limited Warranty