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Special Reports : RF & Microwave Electronics
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 applications in space communications, the military, healthcare and more.

Editor Bruce A. Bennett shares his observations from SPIE Photonics West, including the emergence of LiDAR.
Life-saving sensors, soft hearing implants, and a new water-decontamination method
Fiber-optic cables could help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface.
This atom-based receiver has the potential to be smaller and work better in noisy environments than conventional radio receivers.
In some cases, radio frequency signals may be more useful for caregivers than cameras or other methods to collect health and behavioral data.
Products : Semiconductors & ICs
New on the Market: February 2020
Low-viscosity plastic; coin cell holders; oxidation-resistant coatings; and more.
Briefs : Communications
Wraparound Self-Structuring Leaky-Wave Antenna (WSS-LWA)
This system has applications in the smart grid and military.
The flat structure morphs into another shape when temperature changes, enabling self-deploying tents or adaptive robotic fins.
Q&A : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Q&A: A Shape-Morphing, Self-Healing Soft Composite
Have you heard of "Thubber?"
This technique lowers airstream noise generated at the side edges of deployed flaps, elevons, or slats.
These stickers wirelessly beam health readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing.
An upgraded mini robot can leap over obstacles with ease.
A nanoantenna-enabled detector boosts the usable signal of a thermal infrared camera by up to three times.
See how software supported the design of an advanced antenna.
Briefs : RF & Microwave Electronics
Wirelessly Controlled Ingestible Capsule
This electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs in response to smartphone commands.

A highly sensitive rectifying element in the form of a nanowire backward diode can convert low-power 100 nanowatt microwaves into usable electricity. The newly developed diode...

A technology uses a combination of WiFi signals and accelerometer technology to track devices in near-real-time.

Radar technologies were originally designed to identify and track airborne military targets. Today, they're more often used to detect motor vehicles, weather formations,...

The reader uses a frequency multiplexer to boost its ability to accurately locate a greater number of RFID tags.
RFID-based devices work in indoor and outdoor lighting conditions and could transmit data for years before they need to be replaced.

The Foldable Drone: a Morphing Quadrotor that can Squeeze and Fly

Davide Falanga, Kevin Kleber, Stefano Mintchev, Dario Floreano, and Davide...

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