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Browse a wide range of solutions for challenges facing design engineers working with communication platforms that include applications in laser, acoustics, optical, tactile, and wireless communications. Find the latest technical briefs, articles, white papers, and webinars.

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Top prizes in the 2019 contest were awarded on November 8 in New York City.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A technology uses a combination of WiFi signals and accelerometer technology to track devices in near-real-time.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The reader uses a frequency multiplexer to boost its ability to accurately locate a greater number of RFID tags.
Briefs: Energy
RFID-based devices work in indoor and outdoor lighting conditions and could transmit data for years before they need to be replaced.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Make the best selection for your hospital, clinic, or life science organization.
Products: Electronics & Computers
LIDAR Systems, Smart Cameras, Optical Communications, and more.
Products: Electronics & Computers
OnLogic has introduced the Karbon 700 high-performance rugged computer.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

A novel approach was developed to improve communications range and allow for covert behavior using a team of robots for future multi-domain operations. Specifically, researchers...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Through Livox, non-verbal people can speak, learn how to read and write, and understand abstract concepts.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Measuring milk components has become very crucial for the dairy industry.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Engineers at the University of Illinois have found a way to redirect misfit light waves to reduce energy loss during optical data transmission. In a study,...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A minimal, map-less approach to drone navigation takes after the bee.
News: Aerospace
SOSA, the Sensor Open Systems Architecture Consortium, held a press conference on Monday afternoon at AUSA 2019.
Blog: Transportation
Copper cables send data around today's vehicles. "Why not fiber optics?" asks a reader.
INSIDER: Communications

Combining new classes of nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly control an...

Special Reports: Defense
RF & Microwave Electronics - October 2019

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology, Tech Briefs and Medical Design Briefs, read about how advances in RF electronics are enabling new...

Technology Leaders: Transportation
How can the automotive industry protect itself and its customers against digital attacks?
Facility Focus: Aerospace
NASA Armstrong flight-tests some of the nation’s most unique aircraft and aeronautical systems.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Software Applications for the Control and Management of the Amine Swingbed Experiment

The Swingbed software applications provide for the control, command, fault detection, fault recovery, and telemetry monitoring aspects of the Amine Swingbed experiment. These software components are the Swingbed Loader Computer Software Configuration Item...

Briefs: Internet of Things

A new wireless transceiver was developed that boosts radio frequencies into 100-gigahertz territory, which is quadruple the speed of the upcoming 5G, or fifth-generation, wireless communications...

Briefs: Communications
Technique Locates Robots and Humans in GPS-Challenged Environments

An algorithm enables localization of humans and robots in areas where GPS is unavailable. The Army needs to be able to localize agents operating in physically complex, unknown, and infrastructure-poor environments. This capability is critical to help find dismounted soldiers and...

Blog: Communications
See what a vehicle can do as its data communication rates get faster and faster.
INSIDER: Motion Control

Researchers from North Carolina State University developed a way to measure speed and distance in indoor environments. WiFi-assisted Inertial Odometry (WIO) uses WiFi as a velocity sensor to accurately track...

Facility Focus: Electronics & Computers

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is the nonprofit applied research division of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, GA. Founded in 1934 as the Engineering...

Articles: Communications

No longer just a buzzword, the Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly taking hold in many different industries, from aerospace and automotive, to medical and manufacturing. The IoT ecosystem incorporates...

Products: Test & Measurement
Data Recorder

DATAQ® Instruments, Akron, OH, announced the DI-4718B data recorder for applications that require signal conditioning. It can accommodate up to eight DI-8B-style amplifiers for...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Industries are constantly searching for new approaches to advance operational efficiency and product quality. With unplanned downtime estimated to cost...

Articles: Motion Control
We interviewed an industry expert about the role of inductive position sensors in the IIoT.
Briefs: Imaging
Multi- and Wide-Band Single-Feed Patch Antenna

A novel patch antenna technology was developed that provides significant benefits to NASA satellite communication applications, offering a unique wide-band/multi-band operating capability. For other non-space applications, the antenna design also offers broadband capability with high gain for...

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