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Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Additive Manufacturing - November 2020

AM/3D Printing is fundamentally changing how products are prototyped and produced in aerospace, medical, electronics, and many other fields. To help you keep pace with the latest advances, we present...

Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Aerospace & Defense - October 2020

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology, you'll learn about NASA's return to the moon with Apollo's twin sister Artemis, how autonomous...

Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
RF & Microwave Electronics - October 2020

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

Special Reports: Semiconductors & ICs
Electronics Innovations - October 2020

In this compendium of articles from the editors of Tech Briefs magazine, discover how advances in electronic components are enabling game-changing applications in mobile healthcare/wearables, autonomous...

Flat-panel technology could transform antennas, wireless, and cellphone communications.
InnoSenT introduced the IMD-3000 radar system as an alternative to pushbutton switches.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Mars 2020 – The Anatomy of Perseverance
NASA's Mars 2020 rover looks virtually the same as Curiosity but there are a number of differences.
Applications include imaging, sensing, wireless communications, and medical treatments.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wirelessly Powered, Leadless Pacemaker
This device could give doctors a new therapeutic option for treating patients with conditions such as heart failure.
The material could enable applications such as antennas that change frequencies on the fly or gripper arms for delicate or heavy objects.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Shape Memory Alloy Mechanisms for CubeSats
This lightweight and efficient mechanism enables retention, release, and deployment of solar arrays and antennas.
Hardware and software tweak microwave patterns to discover the most efficient way to identify objects.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
RF & Microwave Electronics - April 2020

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

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wireless System Powers Devices Inside the Body
The technology could enable remote control of drug delivery, sensing, and other medical applications.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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.
This atom-based receiver has the potential to be smaller and work better in noisy environments than conventional radio receivers.
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: Electronics & Computers
Wirelessly Controlled Ingestible Capsule
This electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs in response to smartphone commands.
These stickers wirelessly beam health readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing.
The reader uses a frequency multiplexer to boost its ability to accurately locate a greater number of RFID tags.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Method Enables Robots to Exchange Directed Messages

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...

Contact lenses that can monitor the wearer’s health and correct eyesight use embedded electronics. These, and other curved devices such as solar cells and electronics, could be...

Briefs: Aerospace
Passive Smart Container

Although Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is being used widely for pallet and box-level tracking in the commercial sector, significant technology gaps remain for tracking dense quantities at the item...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
AUSA 2019: Eyes in the Sky
It just wouldn’t be a military technology show without a few drones on display.
SOSA, the Sensor Open Systems Architecture Consortium, held a press conference on Monday afternoon at AUSA 2019.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
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...

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...

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