Electrical/​Electronics

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

The technology could lead to production of fuels, building materials, and other products in a carbon-neutral way.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Fabrication of Multilayer Ferritin Arrays
This method creates a thin-film electrode for a bio-nanobattery.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Solid-State Lithium Battery
This thin film battery can be used for on-package power in mass market electric vehicles (EVs) and electronic devices.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Super-Fast Method for Ceramic Manufacturing

Scientists have reinvented a 26,000-year-old manufacturing process into an innovative approach to fabricating ceramic materials widely used in batteries, electronics, and extreme environments....

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Sodium-Ion Batteries
These can replace rechargeable lithium-ion batteries commonly used in robotics, power tools, and grid-scale energy storage.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Quantum Computing at Room Temperature
Quantum computer circuits that will no longer need extremely cold temperatures to function could become a reality.
This work potentially opens the door to advances like more energy-efficient electronic devices.
A quantum material could offset energy demand of artificial intelligence.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Single-Atom Transistors
Linking multiple copies of these devices may lay the foundation for quantum computing.
A new design enables artificial photosynthesis to generate fuel that can power homes and vehicles.
This method provides a fast way to assess rocket engine performance in a variety of operating conditions.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Cut-to-Length Electrical Cable Cuts Costs
Electrical cables are used in services such as power delivery, automation signaling, and communications.
Mini-magnets could enable cloud computing systems to process data up to 100 times faster than current technologies.
The multitasking device could advance development of an electric circuit for faster, next-generation electronics like quantum computing technologies.
The flexible device harvests heat energy from the body to monitor health.
Inspired by the octopus, the structure senses, computes, and responds without any centralized processing.
Heat predictably and precisely changes the surface structure of a particle of liquid metal.
These composites could improve how unmanned vehicles dissipate energy.
This type of energy source could be the basis for robots that seek out and “eat” metal, breaking down its chemical bonds for energy like humans do with food.
The AI system can help shorten the time required for 2D material-based electronics to be ready for consumer devices.
The method slashes battery testing times — a key barrier to longer-lasting, faster-charging batteries for electric vehicles.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Spin Capacitor for Energy-Efficient Electronics
The capacitor could enable a new generation of electronics that will require less power and generate less heat.
This program generates a mesh that conforms to a complex model without clipping.
Briefs: AR/AI
Computational Model Predicts Human Behavior
This analytic model shows how groups of people influence individual behavior.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
High-Efficiency Laser for Silicon Chips
Applications include optical data transfer, infrared and night-vision systems, environmental sensors, and breath analysis for medical diagnosis.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Autonomic and Apoptotic Highly Distributed System
Applications include distributed computer systems, computer security, and commercial satellite systems.
Applications include emergency medicine, combat casualty care, and sports injuries.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Electric Nanoscale Device Sees Through Walls
Applications include imaging, sensing, wireless communications, and medical treatments.
Landers to small bodies such as comets and asteroids can use this program to estimate the terrain richness of the previously unmapped small body.

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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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