Keyword: Telecommunications

Articles: Internet of Things

Although industrial factories and processing plants have long been automated, it remains vital for human decision-making to be involved in operations, sometimes to a great extent. Automation in...

NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
NASA resources helped mature technologies to make CubeSats more capable, so everyone can use them.
Application Briefs: AR/AI

We are currently moving into the next automation age. It is a world where your personal devices will help you track your health in real time, while conveniently connecting with your...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Scientists discovered a new platform for quantum technologies by suspending two-dimensional (2D) crystals over pores in a slab of gold. When heated, the metal reflows to form a porous structure...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Classical laser communication gimbals are coupled to 105um multimodal receiving fibers for the high-power transmission of data, fine pointing, and tracking. These fibers cannot be used in...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Light-emitting diode (LED)-based communications techniques allow computing devices, including cellphones, to communicate with one another using infrared light. However, LED...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that innovation.

Briefs: Internet of Things

For many types of machinery and test equipment, there is a great need to perform basic automatic control functions, or even just sensor monitoring. Developing hardwired automation is...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Engineers have added a new capability to electronic microchips: flight. About the size of a grain of sand, the new flying microchip (microflier) does not have a motor or engine. Instead, it...

Briefs: Communications

A new research focusing on topological control capabilities in an integrated acoustic-electronic system at technologically relevant frequencies could pave the way for additional research...

Briefs: Communications
High-Speed Communication Vouchsafed by the Laws of Quantum Physics

Security in encrypted communication is a top priority because of our highly connected and mobile society’s increasing reliance on the internet. Engineers at Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT, have developed...

Articles: Imaging

High-speed digital imaging expands the benefits of traditional machine vision (MV), transforming it from a process control tool into a diagnostic tool. Traditional MV systems use...

Briefs: Wearables

Researchers have developed electronic skin (e-skin) that is applied directly on top of real skin. Made from soft, flexible rubber, it can be embedded with sensors that...

Briefs: Materials

Optical limiting — a manner of telecom switching without the use of electronics — is an all-optical method that could improve the speed and capacity of Internet communications. A...

Briefs: Nanotechnology
3D nanometer-scale metamaterial structures hold promise for advanced optical isolators.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Optical Signals can be retrieved from inherent background noise using Talbot effect to amplify them.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
How CSEM and its partners are using magnetic levitation to counter unwanted vibrations from components aboard satellites.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A metal-coated fiber capable of withstands high temperatures.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The biggest challenge in the provisioning process: ensuring that a device and the connection to the network and server are secure.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Automation can crumble, even when only one cog is loose, says Brad Walters from Monnit.
Briefs: Manned Systems
This system would extend the life of CubeSat satellites.
Briefs: Wearables
The mobile phone app enables regular monitoring of glucose levels in people with diabetes.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Columbia researchers are reducing both the size and the power consumption of a visible-spectrum phase modulator, from one millimeter to 10 microns.
Briefs: Wearables
Researchers successfully demonstrated the use of the human body as a medium for transmitting and harvesting energy to power wearables.
Briefs: Energy
In-wall capacitors power lights, phones, and laptops without wires.
Articles: Internet of Things
Four industry experts explore the future outlook for smart sensors and IIoT.
Briefs: Imaging
The camera captures pulse and respiration signals from a video of a person’s face.
NASA Spinoff: RF & Microwave Electronics
Software created with NASA expertise improves satellite-based search and rescue system.
Articles: Manned Systems
Breath-regulating garments, humidity sensors, thin-film antennas, and more.

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