RF & Microwave Electronics

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

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This method could help firefighters find victims inside buildings and could track hypersonic objects such as missiles and space debris.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This component takes up ten times less space on computer chips.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Briefs: Communications
The electricity can be used to power wireless devices or to charge energy storage devices such as batteries and supercapacitors.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Implantable chips visible only in a microscope point the way to developing chips that can be injected into the body with a hypodermic needle to monitor medical conditions.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Growing large-area graphene on optical substrates enables use in photonics devices.
Briefs: Energy
Monitoring urine sugar levels is important during early stages of diabetes, and diaper sensors represent an attractive solution.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This AI turns even the blurriest photo into realistic computer-generated faces in HD.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Applications include planetary exploration and imaging systems used in surveillance, navigation, and target recognition.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Synthesis of fiber-metal laminates is performed using RF plasma spray deposition.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
An atom-based sensor can determine the direction of an incoming radio signal.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These antennas dramatically increase the amount of information that can be simultaneously transmitted by a coherent light source.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The flexible antenna was designed for active aeronautical satellite communications.
Briefs: Wearables
The wearable antenna bends, stretches, and compresses without compromising function.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
To modernize optical storage, Purdue researchers are replacing Morse code with colored “digital characters.”
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A novel nanostructure produces uniquely shaped light.
Briefs: Aerospace
The valve enables telerobotic resupplying of media such as propellant and pressurant.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A robot could immediately alert a human of small changes in their surrounding environment.
Briefs: Materials
The machines fold themselves within 100 milliseconds and can flatten and refold thousands of times.
Briefs: Transportation
The LiDAR-based system could “see through” objects to warn of potential hazards without distracting the driver.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Applications include remote sensing, laser spectroscopy, and gas analysis.
Briefs: Motion Control
This work could lead to much more robust devices that continue to operate in spite of damage.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Mobile radar devices could replace standard stethoscopes.
Briefs: Motion Control
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Briefs: Motion Control

Innovators have developed an RFID-based system for sensing the angular position of rotating systems. The RFID-Based Rotary Position Sensor can be used as a position/orientation sensor or implemented in a...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Using microwaves reduces the cost of launching rockets.
Briefs: Aerospace
A team has introduced a new method for taking high-res images of fast-moving and rotating objects in space, such as satellites or debris in low-Earth orbit.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This system enables battery-free ocean exploration with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.
Briefs: Communications
This transceiver for wireless communications at the 300-GHz band enables beyond-5G applications.

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