Keyword: Electronic equipment

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Briefs: Manned Systems
Innovators at the NASA Glenn Research Center have developed the PLGRM system, which allows an installed antenna to be characterized in an aircraft hangar. All PLGRM components can be packed onto pallets, shipped, and easily operated.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A pair of earbuds can be turned into a tool to record the electrical activity of the brain as well as levels of lactate in the body with the addition of two flexible sensors screen-printed onto a stamp-like flexible surface.
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Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Researchers have unveiled a remarkable new material with potential to impact the world of material science: amorphous silicon carbide (a-SiC). Beyond its exceptional strength, this material demonstrates mechanical properties crucial for vibration isolation on a microchip. It is therefore particularly suitable for making ultra-sensitive microchip sensors.
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5 Ws: Software
A new ion trap developed by Sandia National Labs enables scientists to build more powerful machines to advance the experimental but potentially revolutionary field of quantum computing.
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Articles: Photonics/Optics
While the promise of smaller, better, faster, lighter devices enabled by integrated photonics technologies is indeed the ultimate goal for AIM Photonics, the actual path to high-volume manufacturing isn’t necessarily a smooth ride for PIC designers, developers, and engineers.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
NASA's newly developed antenna is lightweight (at or below 2 grams), low volume (at or below 1.2 cm3), and low stowage thickness (approx. 0.7 mm), all while delivering high performance (at or above 10 dBi gain).
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Researchers have demonstrated an energy-efficient method for transferring larger quantities of data over the fiber-optic cables that connect the nodes. This new technology improves on previous attempts to transmit multiple signals simultaneously over the same fiber-optic cables.
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Briefs: Connectivity
A new paper on wireless connectivity from researchers at the lab of Dinesh Bharadia, an affiliate of the UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute (QI), introduces a new technique for increasing access to the 5G-and-beyond millimeter wave (mmWave) network.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The technology exploits the inherently passive nature of RFID to approximate the services provided by traditional active Internet of Things (IoT) protocols like ZigBee and Bluetooth.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Innovators at NASA Johnson Space Center have developed a quarter-wavelength RFID slot antenna that provides polarization diversity and employs dual resonances, but in a form factor that is much smaller than other RFID antennas that provide similar functionality.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers in the Lyding Group at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have discovered an efficient, sustainable method for 3D-printing single-walled carbon nanotube films, a versatile, durable material that can transform how we explore space, engineer aircraft, and wear electronic technology.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
An Accurate, Low-Cost Tool for Forest Measurement
Researchers have developed an algorithm, which gives an accurate measurement of tree diameter, an important measurement used by scientists to monitor forest health and levels of carbon sequestration.
Briefs: Design
The next generation of wearable computing technology will be even closer to the wearer than a watch or glasses: It will be affixed to the skin.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Engineers have developed a thin, flexible, stretchy sweat sensor that can show the level of glucose, lactate, sodium, or pH of your sweat — at the press of a finger.
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Briefs: Data Acquisition
A new study suggests mobile data collected while traveling over bridges could help evaluate their integrity.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Device detects pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation in real time.
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Briefs: Medical
Combining high-speed camera and interferometer technology enables the detection of electrical pulses travelling through nerve cells.
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Facility Focus: Design
The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign was established in 1868.
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Briefs: Manned Systems
Innovators from the NASA Glenn Research Center developed a software-based automated RFI mitigation system to increase communication reliability.
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Briefs: Communications
Researchers have developed a technique that will allow for faster communication systems and better energy-saving electronics.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new robotic system fuses visual information and radio-frequency signals to efficiently find hidden items buried under a pile of objects.
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Articles: Electronics & Computers
The platform was developed to democratize programmable matter; to make prototyping, innovation, and research with soft robotics incredibly quick and easy; and to enable researchers, designers, and makers of all backgrounds to unleash their creativity and bring their ideas to life.
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Articles: Electronics & Computers
Some of the hardest to detect cyber-attacks are wireless, including man-in-the-middle attacks and rogue access points.
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Briefs: Energy
Public temperature checks have become common practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers at Texas A&M University hope to make it possible to check the temperatures of large groups of people more quickly and at a less expensive cost than allowed by current methods.
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Briefs: Lighting
But they’re not yet small enough to compete in computing and other applications where electric circuits continue to reign.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The design produces a compact, efficient, long-lifetime laser transmitter as needed for use in space, while also having potential applications as an airborne or ground-based wind measurement tool.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Enter the frequency comb, a Nobel Prize-winning device and the result of decades of research from NIST and others. The comb generates a billion pulses of light per second, which bounce back and forth inside an optical cavity.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The innovation opens the door for faster and more affordable at-home medical testing.
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Briefs: Wearables
Novel Algorithm on Wearable Devices May Prompt Early Care
Researchers developed a novel software algorithm to analyze pulse rate signals and infer the presence of atrial fibrillation on one brand of wearables.

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