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.

This device for harnessing terahertz radiation might enable self-powering implants, cellphones, and other portable electronics.
The system enables measurement of active or passive microstrip line devices with DC probing capability.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Cascaded Offset Optical Modulator
This subsystem is used in free-space optical communications and fiber-optic communications.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Novel Antenna Concept for CubeSat Platforms
While this technology was designed for CubeSats, it may be utilized in any technology that utilizes a structural frame, such as drones.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Toroidal Radiation Pattern Patch Antenna
The antenna is designed for use in extreme conditions such as outer space.
The device enables ultra-fast wireless communications at low cost.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Vortex Radiometer for Wireless Communications
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.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Self-Assembling Robot Cubes Form Various Structures
The robot blocks jump, spin, flip, and identify each other.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Radar Enables Cars to Spot Hazards Around Corners
Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, the automated system “sees” around corners to spot oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
“One-Way” Electronic Devices
These non-reciprocal devices on a compact chip pave the way for applications from two-way wireless to quantum computing.
Briefs: Aerospace
Testing Swarming Drones
This system has a capacity of more than 1,500 times the volume of a typical testing facility.
Taking a cue from birds and insects, the wing design helps drones fly more efficiently and makes them more robust to atmospheric turbulence.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Combined Optical Transmitter and Receiver
The tiny unit is significant for the miniaturization of optoelectronic systems.
The newest version of these combs could revolutionize clocks, telescopes, and telecommunications.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Quantum Sensor Enables Wide Spectral Coverage
The sensor could provide a way to detect communication signals over the entire radio frequency from 1 to 100 GHz.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
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.
University of Colorado researchers have described a new silicon chip that improves the resolution and scanning speed needed for a lidar system.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Graphene Smart Textiles for Heat-Adaptive Clothing
Smart adaptive clothing can lower the body temperature of the wearer in hot climates.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart Surgical Microscope
Imaging technology used to map the universe shows promise for more accurately and quickly identifying cancer cells in the operating room.
Using integrated photonic chips fabricated at EPFL, scientists have demonstrated laser-based microwave generators.
Researchers at Linköping University, together with colleagues in China, have developed a tiny unit that is both an optical transmitter and a receiver.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Single-Atom Transistors
Linking multiple copies of these devices may lay the foundation for quantum computing.
The process provides a cost-effective solution for applications in space-based imaging systems, military reconnaissance, and satellite and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
This instrument has applications in medical equipment, robotics, and satellites.
The material could enable applications such as antennas that change frequencies on the fly or gripper arms for delicate or heavy objects.
The nonlinear camera captures high-resolution images of the interior of solid objects using terahertz (THz) radiation.

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