Electrical/​Electronics

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

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Supercapacitor Based on Manganese Oxide
This supercapacitor promises storage, high power, and fast charging.
The technology is inherently safer and more energy-dense than today’s lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Photonic Wireless System Powers Medical Implants
The system can recharge the internal battery of devices without invasive surgery or risky penetrative procedures.
Combined with smartphone technology, the device becomes a portable system that can track, monitor, and diagnose infections.
Membranes that remove salt from water help split sea water into fuel.
The battery could be used for drones, cars, or underwater applications at low temperatures.
The chip could provide low-voltage power for small devices or sensors.
The chip combines two functions — logic operations and data storage — into a single architecture, paving the way to more efficient devices.
This device for harnessing terahertz radiation might enable self-powering implants, cellphones, and other portable electronics.
The material, commonly found in house paint, can be used in a device to more efficiently process information.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Platform for All-Optical Computing
Computations are done solely with beams of light.
The system enables measurement of active or passive microstrip line devices with DC probing capability.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Supercool Mini-Thermometer
Applications include monitoring the temperature of processor chips in superconductor-based quantum computers, which must stay cold to work properly.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Upper Body Robotic Exoskeleton
This lightweight, portable garment is designed for active shoulder and elbow positioning.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Method Tests Microscopic Aeronautical Materials
This process breaks the temperature barrier in small-scale materials testing.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
SpaceCube 2.0 Flight Card Mechanical System
Applications include mechanical aerospace manufacturing and thermal structure manufacturing.
The thermal management technology could also be used for server farms and spacecraft.

Researchers developed a wearable technology that can hide its wearer from heat-detecting sensors such as night vision goggles, even when the ambient temperature changes. The technology...

Wire-connected drones may complement or replace the fixed base stations of cellular communications networks.
This can be used in energy-recovery systems in industrial, space, automotive, and military applications.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Nanoscale Thermal Switches
These switches are key to thermal management of nanoscale devices, refrigeration, data storage, thermal computing, and heat management of buildings.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Method Turns Fruit Peels into New Batteries
Orange peels are used to extract and reuse metals from lithium-ion batteries to create new batteries.
These implants can provide doctors with regular activity updates and are powered by the patient’s movement.
The material can be used in power electronics and power converters for solar energy power systems.
This technology enables robots, electronic devices, and prosthetic devices to feel pain through sense of touch.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
E-Tongue Nanosensor Array
The technology detects the presence of one or more specific chemical components in a liquid.
VR/AR devices can simulate some of the key difficulties experienced due to glaucoma.
Tests show magnetoelectric power is a viable option for clinical-grade implants.
The system is effective in urban environments where there are tall buildings on all sides.

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