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
A robot could immediately alert a human of small changes in their surrounding environment.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The machines fold themselves within 100 milliseconds and can flatten and refold thousands of times.
Briefs: Imaging
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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This work could lead to much more robust devices that continue to operate in spite of damage.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Mobile radar devices could replace standard stethoscopes.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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: Photonics/Optics
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.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Assembling tiny chips into unique programmable surfaces dramatically increases the amount of data wireless systems can transmit.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
A chip-based technology generates sound profiles with high resolution and intensity to make ultrasound therapy more effective and easier.
Briefs: Materials
The improved rectennas could operate low-power devices such as temperature sensors.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This concept could help break through the present-day data-return bottleneck in deep space missions.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This system provides low-cost, reliable 3D LiDAR images in nearly any lighting condition.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Compared to a LED, the omnidirectional laser light is much brighter and better defined.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This device for harnessing terahertz radiation might enable self-powering implants, cellphones, and other portable electronics.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system enables measurement of active or passive microstrip line devices with DC probing capability.
Briefs: Communications
This subsystem is used in free-space optical communications and fiber-optic communications.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
While this technology was designed for CubeSats, it may be utilized in any technology that utilizes a structural frame, such as drones.
Briefs: Communications
The antenna is designed for use in extreme conditions such as outer space.
Briefs: AR/AI
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: RF & Microwave Electronics
Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, the automated system “sees” around corners to spot oncoming traffic and pedestrians.

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