Communications

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

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
An atom-based sensor can determine the direction of an incoming radio signal.
Briefs: Motion Control
Servo motion control delivers powerful, fast, and precise movement onboard robots and for associated equipment.
Briefs: Automotive
The technology harvests electrical energy from waste heat sources.
Briefs: Medical
The device, powered by ultrasound waves, could help doctors monitor the health of transplanted organs and provide early warning of potential transplant failure.
Briefs: Software
This software could also be used for indoor navigation assistance for the visually impaired.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The electrochemical sensor can detect the presence of the virus in less than five minutes.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This system enables battery-free ocean exploration with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Edge computing, focused applications, and open connectivity let designers start with little data on their digital transformation journey.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This transceiver for wireless communications at the 300-GHz band enables beyond-5G applications.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Assembling tiny chips into unique programmable surfaces dramatically increases the amount of data wireless systems can transmit.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The next generation of waterproof smart fabrics can be laser-printed and made in minutes.
Briefs: Communications
Applications include terahertz medical imaging and communications.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This subsystem is used in free-space optical communications and fiber-optic communications.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Wire-connected drones may complement or replace the fixed base stations of cellular communications networks.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The antenna is designed for use in extreme conditions such as outer space.
Briefs: Communications
This technique for optical data transmission from satellites uses laser arrays to provide fine pointing capability.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The device enables ultra-fast wireless communications at low cost.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Any high-performance communication systems operating in RF or optical frequencies may benefit from this system.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
A low-frequency antenna with enhanced bandwidth will enable robust networking among compact, mobile robots.
Briefs: Communications
The robot blocks jump, spin, flip, and identify each other.
Briefs: Communications
The network is designed for remote, low-resource locations where power and communications infrastructure are scarce.
Briefs: Materials
With low-cost materials called perovskites, stable, continuous lasing is achieved at room temperature for over an hour.
Briefs: Communications
These non-reciprocal devices on a compact chip pave the way for applications from two-way wireless to quantum computing.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The tiny unit is significant for the miniaturization of optoelectronic systems.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The newest version of these combs could revolutionize clocks, telescopes, and telecommunications.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The sensor could provide a way to detect communication signals over the entire radio frequency from 1 to 100 GHz.
Briefs: Lighting
Applications include high-speed communications, networking, and sensing.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This method of machine learning could make communications in the unlicensed bands much more efficient.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Flat-panel technology could transform antennas, wireless, and cellphone communications.

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