Flat-panel technology could transform antennas, wireless, and cellphone communications.
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico
Researchers are reinventing the mirror, at least for microwaves, potentially replacing the familiar 3D dishes and microwave horns seen on rooftops and cell towers with flat panels that are compact, versatile, and better adapted for modern communication technologies. The new reflectors offer lightweight, low-profile alternatives to conventional antennas. The panels could be easily incorporated onto surfaces of buildings or terrestrial vehicles.
Tech Briefs Magazine
This article first appeared in the September, 2020 issue of Tech Briefs Magazine.