Keyword: Satellite communications

NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
NASA resources helped mature technologies to make CubeSats more capable, so everyone can use them.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
How CSEM and its partners are using magnetic levitation to counter unwanted vibrations from components aboard satellites.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This system would extend the life of CubeSat satellites.
NASA Spinoff: RF & Microwave Electronics
Software created with NASA expertise improves satellite-based search and rescue system.
Briefs: Communications
The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) will usher in a new era of laser communications.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
Satellite scheduling software helps consolidate data acquisition and improve weather forecasting.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The valve enables telerobotic resupplying of media such as propellant and pressurant.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The flexible antenna was designed for active aeronautical satellite communications.
Briefs: Motion Control
The open-architecture flight software package provides solutions for onboard orbit determination.
Briefs: Propulsion
Using microwaves reduces the cost of launching rockets.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A team has introduced a new method for taking high-res images of fast-moving and rotating objects in space, such as satellites or debris in low-Earth orbit.
Articles: Aerospace
Highly purified, low-outgassing silicones prevent material degradation in satellites and space vehicles.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Ultra-thin and flexible metalenses could replace traditional camera lenses.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This system provides low-cost, reliable 3D LiDAR images in nearly any lighting condition.
NASA Spinoff: Energy
The technology could allow deep-space exploration without running out of propellant.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Applications include distributed computer systems, computer security, and commercial satellite systems.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This technology cancels out the vibrations of a satellite by vibrating the solar panels in the opposite direction.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This method could lead to the transmission of data at the rate of 100 gigabits per second.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The NASA study is a first step in developing a model to deploy in future disasters.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This mechanical gyroscope can advance motion sensing capabilities in consumer-sized applications.
Briefs: Aerospace
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...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics

NASA Glenn’s cup cylindrical waveguide antenna (CCWA) is a short backfire microwave antenna capable of simultaneously supporting the transmission or reception of two distinct signals having opposite...

Briefs: Communications
Secure Optical Quantum Communications

NASA’s Glenn Research Center has developed a method of using entangled-photon pairs to produce highly secure mobile communications that require mere milliwatts of power. Conventional gas Argon-ion laser sources are too large, expensive, and power-intensive to use in portable applications. By contrast,...

Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing

A device has been developed that is capable of relatively lengthy unattended operations and high sampling frequency of underwater environmental data anywhere in the world. The...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

For years, radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has been used in a variety of applications, from passports to inventory tracking. Homeland security concerns have heightened the...

Who's Who: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Using data from NASA’s Earth Observing System Aura satellite, launched in 2004, a team led by Michigan Technological University created a global map of...

Briefs: Communications

NASA's Glenn Research Center invites companies to license a new concept design for terrestrial satellite dishes and communications systems. The Cellular Reflectarray Antenna (CRA) has...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A High-Efficiency Power Module

Innovators at NASA’s Glenn Research Center have developed a microwave power module to power radar, communications, and/or navigation interchangeably. This high-efficiency, all-solid-state microwave power module (MPM) is based on a multi-stage distributed-amplifier design, which is capable of very wideband...

Articles: Motion Control

Modern satellites use motors for many purposes — moving solar panels for optimum alignment to the Sun; moving reaction wheels to change the...