Russia to Create Radio Photonics Laboratory
Russia’s KRET and Foundation for Advanced Research Projects will jointly create an element base of radio photonics for radio astronomy, radio location and other areas. The companies have already signed an agreement to allocate 680 million rubles for the creation of a specialized laboratory. The laboratory will undertake research work to create experimental samples for the element base of radio photonics and a wide range of devices based on it. It is expected that the study will last 4.5 years. KRET experts will extend the applications of devices and systems based on radio photonics for radio astronomy, radio location, and radio communication.
“The scientific and technical project for the development of an active phased array based on radio photonics requires the creation of a new specialized laboratory and the development of a universal technology that will be used as a basis for advanced radars and other systems. Radio photonics is a promising research area that will determine the development of dual-purpose technologies in the world,” KRET CEO Nikolay Kolesov commented.