Keyword: Data acquisition and handling

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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: Manned Systems
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: Photonics/Optics
Engineers have created full-motion video technology that could potentially be used to make cameras that peer through fog, smoke, driving rain, murky water, skin, bone, and other media that reflect scattered light and obscure objects from view.
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Briefs: Imaging
A new patented software system can find the curves of motion in streaming video and images from satellites, drones, and far-range security cameras and turn them into signals to find and track moving objects as small as one pixel.
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Briefs: IoMT
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: Robotics, Automation & Control
Researchers have been able to successfully teach micro-robots how to swim via deep reinforcement learning, marking a substantial leap in the progression of micro-swimming capability.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This technology will pave the way for new applications of integrated semiconductor lasers in LiDAR.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A new area of artificial intelligence called analog deep learning promises faster computation with a fraction of the energy usage.
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Technology & Society: Green Design & Manufacturing
A zero-emission reusable stratospheric balloon developed by Urban Sky for remote sensing could one day be used for real-time wildfire monitoring.
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Briefs: Aerospace
Innovators at NASA Johnson Space Center have designed an Active Debris Removal Vehicle that can remove large orbital debris from low-Earth orbit.
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Briefs: Communications
This device could pave the way to higher-bandwidth wireless communications.
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Briefs: AR/AI
The new system learns directly from visual inputs to let a robot with a two-fingered gripper see, simulate, and shape doughy objects.
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Briefs: AR/AI
The new method could slash the energy cost of AI.
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Briefs: Design
Equipment and test system designers need Ethernet devices that outperform consumer-grade components, while remaining easy to use.
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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: Design
Using state-of-the-art indium phosphide transistors and a basic computer and mirrors, researchers were able to produce images of concealed bodies.
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Briefs: Imaging
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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Facility Focus: Research Lab
From artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and manufacturing to health sciences, robotics, and more, the Virginia Tech College of Engineering offers an advanced engineering curriculum.
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Briefs: Unmanned Systems
For drones to autonomously perform necessary but quotidian tasks, they must be able to adapt to wind conditions in real time.
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Blog: Unmanned Systems
The Trojan Unmanned Hover Plane (UHP) is a one-of-a-kind system that bridges the gap between the need to hover and the need to reach long ranges, giving it the ability to perform aerial missions with pinpoint precision.
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NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
NASA resources helped mature technologies to make CubeSats more capable, so everyone can use them.
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Briefs: Communications

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...

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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
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...

Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control

Most optical networks have many fiber couplings and even minor losses at these junctions will produce significant signal losses that cause problems in data transmission. Precise fiber alignment at the optical...

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Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

Hypersonic weapons, unlike ballistic missiles, take unpredictable paths and can evade missile defense systems. To counter hypersonic technologies, radar engineers must build systems that have no...

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Briefs: Unmanned Systems

A continuous flight of small drones over its perimeter could enhance security of the nation's border, but there is one small problem: The battery limitation of small drones (they last about 30 minutes)...

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Articles: Medical

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.

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Engineers have created a flexible electronic sensing patch that can be sewn into clothing to analyze sweat for multiple markers. The patch could be used to diagnose and monitor...

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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Optical Signals can be retrieved from inherent background noise using Talbot effect to amplify them.
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