Keyword: Antennas

Articles: Design
This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

Briefs: Materials

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...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

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

Articles: Communications
Breath-regulating garments, humidity sensors, thin-film antennas, and more.
Briefs: Communications
Applications include manufacturing/assembly line tracking, industrial transportation and logistics, and healthcare.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The phased array antenna based on large-area electronics technology could enable many uses of emerging 5G and 6G wireless networks.
Technology Leaders: Software
Easy-to-use reverberation test systems (RTS) measure the performance of wireless devices and antennas.
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.
Articles: Packaging & Sterilization
Nanotube fibers that turn heat to power; a NASA antenna system; and an antimicrobial coating.
Briefs: Communications
These antennas dramatically increase the amount of information that can be simultaneously transmitted by a coherent light source.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The flexible antenna was designed for active aeronautical satellite communications.
Briefs: Materials
The machines fold themselves within 100 milliseconds and can flatten and refold thousands of times.
Articles: Aerospace
Highly purified, low-outgassing silicones prevent material degradation in satellites and space vehicles.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The improved rectennas could operate low-power devices such as temperature sensors.
Briefs: Aerospace
While this technology was designed for CubeSats, it may be utilized in any technology that utilizes a structural frame, such as drones.
Briefs: Communications
The antenna is designed for use in extreme conditions such as outer space.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Any high-performance communication systems operating in RF or optical frequencies may benefit from this system.
Briefs: Weapons Systems
The sensor could provide a way to detect communication signals over the entire radio frequency from 1 to 100 GHz.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Flat-panel technology could transform antennas, wireless, and cellphone communications.
Briefs: Communications
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.
Briefs: Materials
A nanoantenna-enabled detector boosts the usable signal of a thermal infrared camera by up to three times.
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: Motion Control
Antenna Near-Field Probe Station Scanner

Antenna characterization techniques are often expensive and time-consuming. NASA’s Glenn Research Center developed a highly versatile and automated system to perform characterization of single or multiple small circuit antennas, printed on-wafer or on other substrates, by measuring the antenna’s...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A pocket-sized antenna was developed that could enable mobile communication in situations where conventional radios don’t work such as underwater, through the ground, and over very...

Articles: Communications

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.

Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Dr. Sultana won funding to advance a nanomaterial-based detector platform that can sense environmental parameters from minute concentrations of target gases and vapors, to...

Briefs: Aerospace

Innovators at NASA’s Glenn Research Center have developed a hybrid telescope antenna system — Teletenna — to deliver high-data-rate communication over great distances. Teletenna has...

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