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Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
ADAS/Connected Car - June 2021

Today's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and connected cars are paving the way for tomorrow's automated vehicles. To help you keep pace with the latest technology developments, we present this...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Rectennas Reduce Our Need for Batteries?

Rectennas act a bit like your car antenna. Instead of picking up radio waves, however, the tiny optical devices absorb light and convert it into power. The rectenna featured in today’s top story, generated half a nanowatt – a small amount of power that its inventors hope to increase.

White Papers: Communications
Improving T/R Module Test Accuracy and Throughput

While phased arrays have been used in radar applications for decades, recent trends are driving the adoption into other applications such as electronic warfare, satellite systems, and even 5G...

Using microwaves reduces the cost of launching rockets.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Imaging Space Debris in High Resolution
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.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Testing 800G Direct Modulated Optical Signaling
Test technologies are available as technologies evolve to 800Gbps and 1.6Tbps for next-generation data center architectures.
Products: Software
New on the Market: May 2021
Cable ties, milling software, snap-action switches, and more.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Underwater Navigation System Powered by Sound
This system enables battery-free ocean exploration with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.
Briefs: Communications
CMOS-Based Transceiver for 300 GHz
This transceiver for wireless communications at the 300-GHz band enables beyond-5G applications.
Special Reports: Wearables
Aerospace & Defense Sensing - April 2021

A microwave radiation sensor offers 100,000 times greater sensitivity...Nature-inspired sensors help autonomous machines to see better...New accelerometers aid the development of Electric Vertical...

Applications include spectroscopy and LiDAR.
Assembling tiny chips into unique programmable surfaces dramatically increases the amount of data wireless systems can transmit.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Ultrasonic Projector
A chip-based technology generates sound profiles with high resolution and intensity to make ultrasound therapy more effective and easier.
Long-range radar is used in air-traffic control. Short-range radar supports automotive applications like collision avoidance. How do you know what range you need for your application?
White Papers: IoMT
Photochemical Machining: Innovative Solutions for Precision Etched Metal Parts

Complex, precision metal components are found in a variety of applications in aerospace, defense, medical, automotive, electronics, and more. The demand for...

White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Removing Outgassed Hydrogen from Electronic Packages

Most of electronic packages are required to be either hermetically sealed or kept in vacuum to maintain reliability of the internal parts for long-term operation. [1-3] However, these...

Special Reports: Aerospace
Unmanned Systems - March 2021

Drones that swarm and change shape mid-flight... autonomous combat vehicles on the battlefield...the latest in counter-UAS technology. Read about new advances in air and ground unmanned systems in this report...

Application Briefs: Imaging
Add LiDAR to ADAS for Pedestrian Safety
While ADAS has improved freeway and high-speed driving, the basic need for collision mitigation with pedestrians and bicyclists has mostly remained unaddressed.
Pilots and air traffic controllers no longer will rely solely on voice communications.
The importance of a proactive and systematic method for collecting machine and process data within a smart manufacturing environment cannot be overstated.
Technology Leaders: RF & Microwave Electronics
Light Field Imaging Technology
Learn about light-field candidates like camera arrays, plenoptic cameras, active cameras with depth sensor, and the newly developed focal-stack camera.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Hyperspectral Cameras and Data Quality
Any hyperspectral system needs to maintain a stable and accurate radiometric and spectral calibration.
Application Briefs: Transportation
The Sensing Systems That Make ADAS Work
See what kinds of sensors are supporting self-driving vehicles.
Facility Focus: RF & Microwave Electronics
Facility Focus: NASA Langley Research Center
See how NASA Langley tests a variety of advanced aircraft concepts. including ways to make flying both cleaner and quieter.
Near-eye displays, optical inspection systems, UV glass, and more.
Special Reports: Motion Control
Test & Measurement - February 2021

Sensors to search for ancient life on Mars...nano-thermometers that could revolutionize temperature measurement...a major advance in semiconductor testing. These are just a few of the technologies you'll...

Special Reports: Transportation
LIDAR Technology - February 2021

LIDAR sensors and systems are the "eyes" of ADAS and autonomous vehicles. Read about the latest advances in this compendium of articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Autonomous Vehicle...

Energy is absorbed in the diamond through a process called inelastic scattering, which is used to generate electricity.
The improved rectennas could operate low-power devices such as temperature sensors.

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