Keyword: Antennas

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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
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: 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
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
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: Unmanned Systems
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
This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

In-space and planetary surface assembly for human exploration is a challenging domain that encompasses various technological thrusts to support human missions. NASA is developing autonomous assembly agents to...

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Briefs: Data Acquisition

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...

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Briefs: Imaging

Researchers have created a device that enables them to electronically steer and focus a beam of terahertz electromagnetic energy with extreme precision....

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Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Breath-regulating garments, humidity sensors, thin-film antennas, and more.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Applications include manufacturing/assembly line tracking, industrial transportation and logistics, and healthcare.
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Briefs: Energy
The phased array antenna based on large-area electronics technology could enable many uses of emerging 5G and 6G wireless networks.
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Technology Leaders: Communications
Easy-to-use reverberation test systems (RTS) measure the performance of wireless devices and antennas.
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Briefs: AR/AI
This robotic arm fuses data from a camera and antenna to locate and retrieve items buried under piles and completely out of view.
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Articles: Materials
Nanotube fibers that turn heat to power; a NASA antenna system; and an antimicrobial coating.
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Briefs: Communications
These antennas dramatically increase the amount of information that can be simultaneously transmitted by a coherent light source.
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Briefs: Communications
The flexible antenna was designed for active aeronautical satellite communications.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The machines fold themselves within 100 milliseconds and can flatten and refold thousands of times.
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Articles: Aerospace
Highly purified, low-outgassing silicones prevent material degradation in satellites and space vehicles.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The improved rectennas could operate low-power devices such as temperature sensors.
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Briefs: Aerospace
While this technology was designed for CubeSats, it may be utilized in any technology that utilizes a structural frame, such as drones.
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Briefs: Aerospace
The antenna is designed for use in extreme conditions such as outer space.
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Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Any high-performance communication systems operating in RF or optical frequencies may benefit from this system.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The sensor could provide a way to detect communication signals over the entire radio frequency from 1 to 100 GHz.
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Briefs: Communications
Flat-panel technology could transform antennas, wireless, and cellphone communications.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Wraparound Self-Structuring Leaky-Wave Antenna (WSS-LWA)
This system has applications in the smart grid and military.
Articles: Software
See how software supported the design of an advanced antenna.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A nanoantenna-enabled detector boosts the usable signal of a thermal infrared camera by up to three times.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Multi- and Wide-Band Single-Feed Patch Antenna

A novel patch antenna technology was developed that provides significant benefits to NASA satellite communication applications, offering a unique wide-band/multi-band operating capability. For other non-space applications, the antenna design also offers broadband capability with high gain for...

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