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Access our comprehensive library of technical briefs on electronics and software, from engineering experts at NASA and major government, university, and commercial laboratories.

Latest Tech Briefs

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The 2D materials boost device performance for electronic devices, solar cells, batteries, and medical equipment.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This robotic arm fuses data from a camera and antenna to locate and retrieve items buried under piles and completely out of view.
Briefs: Energy
This paves the way for innovative and more energy-efficient printed electronics.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The optically powered machines self-assemble and could be used for nanoscale manipulation of tiny cargo.
Briefs: Aerospace
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed an optical amplifier that they expect will revolutionize both space and fiber communication.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Scientists are working to improve the image resolution of X-ray techniques.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The comb detects even the smallest amounts of greenhouse gases in the air or look for disease in human breath.
Briefs: Aerospace
The camera was designed for use in space and other extreme environments.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The new printing method coaxes particles and droplets into precise patterns using the power of sound.
Briefs: Energy
With this advance, so-called “flextronics” move closer to reality.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This method could help firefighters find victims inside buildings and could track hypersonic objects such as missiles and space debris.
Briefs: Transportation
The technology could be key to lighter, less expensive, and long-lasting batteries for future electric vehicles.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Modern PLCs now include IT-capable software and communications protocols, empowering users to easily access edge-sourced data and integrate it with the enterprise.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Growing large-area graphene on optical substrates enables use in photonics devices.
Briefs: Energy
The process produces rapid, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly material.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Fano Resonance Optical Coatings (FROCs) can both transmit and reflect the same color simultaneously.
Briefs: Materials
The approach achieves near 100% light emission efficiency at all brightness levels.
Briefs: Aerospace
New Variables for Iterative Transform Phase Retrieval
This approach provides a more general framework for performing Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) calculations.
Briefs: Energy
The model helps researchers fine-tune battery performance.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Applications include planetary exploration and imaging systems used in surveillance, navigation, and target recognition.
Briefs: Energy
A new anode for aqueous batteries uses seawater as an electrolyte.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This component takes up ten times less space on computer chips.
Briefs: Energy
This evaluation tool for low-altitude air traffic operations can be used by the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
High-voltage direct current cables can more efficiently transport electricity over long distances.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The protective coating works like body armor for the atomically thin materials.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The device paves the way for better prosthetic control and seamless interaction with electronic devices.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The ultrathin magnet could advance new applications in computing and electronics.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The method could be applied to carbon waste streams.
Briefs: Energy
An already ubiquitous material in outdoor photovoltaic modules could be repurposed for indoor devices with low-capacity batteries.

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