Keyword: Transmitters/​Receivers

RF & Microwave Electronics

Articles: Materials
Breath-regulating garments, humidity sensors, thin-film antennas, and more.
Articles: Test & Measurement
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2021 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This practical technique uses magnetism to transmit electricity wirelessly to recharge electric cars, robots, or drones.
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.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This is a novel remote sensing instrument with myriad applications.
Briefs: Imaging
Flexible carbon nanotube fibers woven into clothing gather accurate EKG and heart rate.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This robotic arm fuses data from a camera and antenna to locate and retrieve items buried under piles and completely out of view.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed an optical amplifier that they expect will revolutionize both space and fiber communication.
Special Reports: Materials
Space Technology - October 2021

A new era of space exploration is set to begin with Artemis 1, the first in a series of increasingly complex NASA missions that will take humans back to the moon and then on to Mars. Read all about it in this...

Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
RF & Microwave Electronics - October 2021

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology and Tech Briefs, read about how advances in RF electronics are enabling new applications in satellite and...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Growing large-area graphene on optical substrates enables use in photonics devices.
5 Ws: Communications
Who

The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is still a major threat to public health. Wearing a facemask is a step in protecting against infection; the new facemask also diagnoses the wearer with...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This method could help firefighters find victims inside buildings and could track hypersonic objects such as missiles and space debris.
Briefs: Wearables
Monitoring urine sugar levels is important during early stages of diabetes, and diaper sensors represent an attractive solution.
Facility Focus: Energy
Learn about the batteries, skin sensors, flexible antennas, and other cutting-edge research coming from Penn State Engineering.
Q&A: Materials

Fiorenzo Omenetto, Frank C. Doble Professor of Engineering at Tufts University School of Engineering, Dean of Research, and Director of the Tufts Silklab led a team that has...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
An atom-based sensor can determine the direction of an incoming radio signal.
Special Reports: Imaging
Test & Measurement - September 2021

An automated CT system “sees” deep inside electronics to spot hidden defects...a NASA moon mission spinoff now monitors forest fire emissions...a novel way to test bonded structures in critical...

NASA Spinoff: Data Acquisition
A NASA microphone that detects unseen air turbulence is lofted to high heights aboard a stratospheric glider.
UpFront: Imaging
NASA Washing Machine Designs Go for a Spin

Right now, there is no laundry service in space.

Astronaut garments aren’t washed. They are put onto ships that burn up in the...

Briefs: Materials
These antennas dramatically increase the amount of information that can be simultaneously transmitted by a coherent light source.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The wearable antenna bends, stretches, and compresses without compromising function.
Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
With the help of 12 antennas, Fabio da Silva's m-Widar can spot — and image — objects hidden behind a wall.
Products: Imaging
Temperature transmitters, robotic tool changers, epoxy adhesives, and more.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
High-precision medical sensors, battery-cell mappers, signal conditioners, and more.
Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
NC State researchers have made what they believe to be the smallest state-of-the-art RFID chip: a device measuring 125 micrometers (μm) by 245μm.
Blog: Energy
Researchers from CU Boulder gave their optical "rectennas" a ghost-like way to turn wasted heat into power.
Technology Leaders: RF & Microwave Electronics
Test technologies are available as technologies evolve to 800Gbps and 1.6Tbps for next-generation data center architectures.
Products: Software
Cable ties, milling software, snap-action switches, and more.