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How Much Do You Know About Radio Frequency?
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Special Reports: Materials
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Test & Measurement - September 2023

In this new report from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology, you'll meet the NASA Mars rover's digital twin, discover how 3D scanning is becoming a key weapon for mil/aero...

Briefs: Communications
NASA's newly developed antenna is lightweight (at or below 2 grams), low volume (at or below 1.2 cm3), and low stowage thickness (approx. 0.7 mm), all while delivering high performance (at or above 10 dBi gain).
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Innovators at NASA Johnson Space Center have developed a quarter-wavelength RFID slot antenna that provides polarization diversity and employs dual resonances, but in a form factor that is much smaller than other RFID antennas that provide similar functionality.
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Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
See the products of tomorrow, including a spoofing device, a deployable electrode, and a snake robot.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
A novel nanostructure produces uniquely shaped light.
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Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
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Space Technology - July 2023

Read about ten surging space startups, robotic construction on the moon, metal 3D printing in orbit, and much more in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense...

Quiz: Communications
The use of satellites for wireless and mobile communication applications has become a widespread practice across multiple industries. How much do you know about satellite communications? Test yourself with this quiz.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
MIT researchers have built an AR headset that gives the wearer X-ray vision. The headset combines computer vision and wireless perception to automatically locate a specific item that is hidden from view.
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Special Reports: Communications
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Rugged Computing & Electronics - June 2023

From the battlefield to the extremes of space, electronics and computing advances enable missions in the harshest conditions. Keep pace with the latest developments in this compendium of recent...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
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The Inside Story on “Direct RF” Data Converters

In this interview, Rodger Hosking, Director of Sales, Mercury Systems, Inc. discusses a new generation of “Direct RF” data converters that can now digitize RF signal frequencies as high...

Products: Software
See what's New on the Market, including eFuses, a Portable Particle Counter, a high-efficiency right angle gearmotor, graphical panel meters, and more.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
An Accurate, Low-Cost Tool for Forest Measurement
Researchers have developed an algorithm, which gives an accurate measurement of tree diameter, an important measurement used by scientists to monitor forest health and levels of carbon sequestration.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The ability to control light using a semiconductor device could allow low-power, relatively inexpensive sources like LEDs or flashlight bulbs to replace more powerful laser beams in new technologies.
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Special Reports: Information Technology
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RF & Microwave Electronics - May 2023

From the battlespace to outer space, RF electronics are at the heart of new advances in a variety of fields. Read about the latest innovations in this compendium of articles from the editors of Aerospace...

Articles: Wearables
See the products of tomorrow--today.
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Blog: Defense
A Tech Briefs interview with DART team member Dr. Saverio Cambioni.
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Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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Lidar & Radar Solutions For ADAS/Autonomous Vehicles - March 2023

Lidar and radar technologies are critical to the safe navigation of self-driving or semi-autonomous cars and trucks. Read about the latest advances in this compendium of...

Briefs: Manned Systems
Scientists have developed a novel concept for a lunar navigation system based on the reverse-ephemeris technique.
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INSIDER: Imaging

Photonics West 2023 featured the 15th annual gathering of the Prism Awards, a ceremony hosted by SPIE that honors and recognizes industrial innovation in...

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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

NASA will launch Israel’s first space telescope mission, the Ultraviolet Transient Astronomy Satellite (ULTRASAT). ULTRASAT, an ultraviolet observatory with a large field...

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Briefs: Automotive
Research reveals that expertly timed lasers shined at an approaching LIDAR system can create a blind spot in front of the vehicle.
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INSIDER: RF & Microwave Electronics

Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering have developed a thin film device, fabricated by spray coating, that can block electromagnetic radiation with the...

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Researchers at Arizona State University and Northrop Grumman are working on a new project to create power transistors from diamond. The results could yield efficiencies that significantly shrink the size of electrical...

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Quiz: RF & Microwave Electronics
There's been a lot of talk about LiDAR recently. If you want to judge the arguments, you should know something about it. Take this LiDAR quiz to see how much you know.
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Blog: Green Design & Manufacturing
A study has perhaps solved the wind-turbine issue of causing harm to bats.
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Technology & Society: Design
SprayBox can target individual weeds and crops at a 20-per-second rate and then spray them at a millimeter’s accuracy.
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Articles: Photonics/Optics
Organizations in both the public and private sectors are currently racing to launch large numbers of satellites into low-Earth orbit (LEO).
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Articles: Imaging
It began full scientific operations July 11, following six months of instrumentation cool-down, calibration, and other commissioning activities.
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Articles: Electronics & Computers
Over the last few years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of satellites in orbit. A significant portion of this increase is thanks to the smaller size of newer satellites.
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