Communications

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

The device, powered by ultrasound waves, could help doctors monitor the health of transplanted organs and provide early warning of potential transplant failure.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
WiFi RSSI Sensor Tracker for the ISS
This software could also be used for indoor navigation assistance for the visually impaired.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Paper-Based Sensor Detects COVID-19 in Minutes
The electrochemical sensor can detect the presence of the virus in less than five minutes.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Underwater Navigation System Powered by Sound
This system enables battery-free ocean exploration with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.
Briefs: Communications
Building Big Data from Little Data
Edge computing, focused applications, and open connectivity let designers start with little data on their digital transformation journey.
Briefs: Communications
CMOS-Based Transceiver for 300 GHz
This transceiver for wireless communications at the 300-GHz band enables beyond-5G applications.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Metasurface Focuses Transmissions in the Terahertz Band
Assembling tiny chips into unique programmable surfaces dramatically increases the amount of data wireless systems can transmit.
The next generation of waterproof smart fabrics can be laser-printed and made in minutes.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Niobium Titanium Nitride Thin Film Coating
Applications include terahertz medical imaging and communications.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Cascaded Offset Optical Modulator
This subsystem is used in free-space optical communications and fiber-optic communications.
Wire-connected drones may complement or replace the fixed base stations of cellular communications networks.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Toroidal Radiation Pattern Patch Antenna
The antenna is designed for use in extreme conditions such as outer space.
This technique for optical data transmission from satellites uses laser arrays to provide fine pointing capability.
The device enables ultra-fast wireless communications at low cost.
Any high-performance communication systems operating in RF or optical frequencies may benefit from this system.
A low-frequency antenna with enhanced bandwidth will enable robust networking among compact, mobile robots.
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
“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.
The sensor could provide a way to detect communication signals over the entire radio frequency from 1 to 100 GHz.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Electronic Diodes Demonstrate Performance Beyond 5G
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.

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