Communications

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

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Self-Assembling Robot Cubes Form Various Structures
The robot blocks jump, spin, flip, and identify each other.
Briefs: Communications
Long-Range Wireless Sensor Network
The network is designed for remote, low-resource locations where power and communications infrastructure are scarce.
With low-cost materials called perovskites, stable, continuous lasing is achieved at room temperature for over an hour.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
“One-Way” Electronic Devices
These non-reciprocal devices on a compact chip pave the way for applications from two-way wireless to quantum computing.
The tiny unit is significant for the miniaturization of optoelectronic systems.
The newest version of these combs could revolutionize clocks, telescopes, and telecommunications.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Quantum Sensor Enables Wide Spectral Coverage
The sensor could provide a way to detect communication signals over the entire radio frequency from 1 to 100 GHz.
Applications include high-speed communications, networking, and sensing.
This method of machine learning could make communications in the unlicensed bands much more efficient.
Flat-panel technology could transform antennas, wireless, and cellphone communications.
Additive manufacturing creates cooling solutions with sizes and shapes not previously possible.
This system encodes information in twisting beams of light.
Smart adaptive clothing can lower the body temperature of the wearer in hot climates.
Using integrated photonic chips fabricated at EPFL, scientists have demonstrated laser-based microwave generators.
A quantum material could offset energy demand of artificial intelligence.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Cut-to-Length Electrical Cable Cuts Costs
Electrical cables are used in services such as power delivery, automation signaling, and communications.
This system can amplify a faint signal from a neighboring system even when that signal’s amplitude is as small as ten trillionths of a meter.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Electric Nanoscale Device Sees Through Walls
Applications include imaging, sensing, wireless communications, and medical treatments.
The technique could be used to improve navigation for robots, drones, or pedestrians.
A team is exploring new materials for telecommunications and LIDAR applications.
This device could give doctors a new therapeutic option for treating patients with conditions such as heart failure.
Briefs: Communications
Laser Radio Transmitter
This device transmits data via a semiconductor laser, opening the door to ultra-high-speed WiFi.
The technology could help in elder care with sensors throughout a home.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
PLCs Directly Access Internet Information
The newest PLCs can directly access Internet resources, much like a mobile device, to obtain information for improving operations.
Applications include homeland security, vehicle anti-collision systems, telecommunications systems, and industrial instrumentation.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Using Sound and Light for Ultrafast Data Transfer
This method could lead to the transmission of data at the rate of 100 gigabits per second.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Ultra-Low-Power WiFi Radio Enables IoT Devices
Housed in a chip, it lets IoT devices communicate with existing WiFi networks.
In the middle ground between microwaves and visible light lies terahertz radiation, and the promise of “Tray vision.”
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wireless System Powers Devices Inside the Body
The technology could enable remote control of drug delivery, sensing, and other medical applications.

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Machine Vision for Industrial Inspection

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Protecting Power Electronics from EM and RF Interference

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Vehicle Electrification

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The Evolution of SOSA

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Next-Gen Vehicle Architectures and the Role of HPCs

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Testing Home Healthcare Medical Devices

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