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Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
A Better Sensor Detects Ice Build-Up, In Real Time
The sensor is able to detect ice formation far before you can see it occurring on a surface.
Question of the Week: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Could ‘Smellicopters’ Someday Support Search-and-Rescue?

Our second INSIDER story today highlights an innovative combination of autonomous drones and live moth antennae: The “Smellicopter.”

UW doctoral student Melanie Anderson explains how to make an autonomous 'Smellicopter' to navigate toward smells.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Novel Antenna Concept for CubeSat Platforms
While this technology was designed for CubeSats, it may be utilized in any technology that utilizes a structural frame, such as drones.
The antenna is designed for use in extreme conditions such as outer space.
Any high-performance communication systems operating in RF or optical frequencies may benefit from this system.
A low-frequency antenna with enhanced bandwidth will enable robust networking among compact, mobile robots.
What does wave energy have to do with space exploration? Plenty, it turns out.
Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Q&A: Soft Electronics Treat Heart Arrythmias
A new class of medical instruments uses flexible electronics to improve patient outcomes in minimally invasive surgeries.
Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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...

Taking a cue from birds and insects, the wing design helps drones fly more efficiently and makes them more robust to atmospheric turbulence.
Special Reports: Test & Measurement
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: Aerospace
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: RF & Microwave Electronics
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.
Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Product of the Month: September 2020 Tech Briefs
InnoSenT introduced the IMD-3000 radar system as an alternative to pushbutton switches.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Mars 2020 – The Anatomy of Perseverance
NASA's Mars 2020 rover looks virtually the same as Curiosity but there are a number of differences.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Electric Nanoscale Device Sees Through Walls
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: RF & Microwave Electronics
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: Defense
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: RF & Microwave Electronics
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.

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