Keyword: Electronic control systems

Briefs: AR/AI
The piezoelectric “meta-bot” is capable of propulsion, movement, sensing, and decision-making.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Scientists develop a new approach for miniaturization of soft ultra-compact and highly integrated sensor units for directional tactile sensitivity in e-skin systems.
Articles: Motion Control
The DPV concept matches the unique needs of electric vehicle cooling and energy management systems.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new fabrication technique helps improve the performance of flying micro-robots.
5 Ws: RF & Microwave Electronics
About the size of a grain of sand, the flying microchip (or microflier) does not have a motor or engine.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
A tiny investment in system capital expenditures can lead to huge rewards in reduced capital and operating expenses.
Briefs: Transportation
The transistors enable power converters to perform at substantially improved efficiencies, especially in high-power applications.
Briefs: Wearables
The wearable prototype can stream, in real time, an identifying signature based on the electrical activity of a person's heart.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A flexible, free-standing THz sensor array images blind ends of irregularly shaped objects.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Normally an insulator, diamond becomes a metallic conductor when subjected to large strain.
Briefs: Energy
These robust supercapacitors still work when stretched to eight times their original size.
Articles: Data Acquisition
Tech Briefs asks industry experts about cybersecurity, the cloud, wireless devices, and securing a remote workforce.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The material can be used in power electronics and power converters for solar energy power systems.
Briefs: Materials
The material can be scaled for use in ultra-efficient, power-dense, electric vehicle traction motors.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A soft hydrogel, driven by an oscillatory chemical reaction, produces an autonomous integrated pump for microfluidic applications.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Flat-panel technology could transform antennas, wireless, and cellphone communications.
Articles: Energy
An A/C alternative, AI that sharpens blurry images, and a NASA energy harvester.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The rainproof, stainproof technology turns clothing into self-powered remotes while turning away bacteria.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Fuse devices enable circuit safety in high-power applications, such as motion control and alternative energy generation, in addition to electric vehicles.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The bus is designed for high-frequency, high-temperature operation in electric drive systems and next-generation power electronics.
Articles: Wearables
Heartbeat-based biometrics, sonic-boom displays, and an artificial leaf.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The technology can be used in commercial motors, robotic systems, and hybrid and electric vehicles.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The ESA has commissioned its industry partners to design a new docking system called the International Berthing and Docking Mechanism (IBDM).
Briefs: Transportation

UCLA engineers have made major improvements on their design of an optical neural network — a device inspired by how the human brain works — that can identify objects or process...

Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
How can the automotive industry protect itself and its customers against digital attacks?
Articles: Transportation
While most cars today run on 12-volt DC batteries, cars in the future will run on 48 volts. This increased voltage could affect ball bearing performance.
Facility Focus: Photonics/Optics

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is the nonprofit applied research division of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, GA. Founded in 1934 as the Engineering...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Performance of image sensors for security cameras must be geared to low-light sensitivity, high signal to noise ratio, and high temperature performance. Security image sensors are typically...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Traditionally, electronics are cooled using a heat sink that transfers the heat generated by the electronic system into the air or a liquid coolant. For the heat sink to work, it has to...