RF & Microwave Electronics

Antennas

Explore articles, technical briefs, and news essential to design engineers working with Antennas and RF Systems. Find information on next-generation antenna designs and RF systems devices.

Briefs: Communications

Researchers have created a device that enables them to electronically steer and focus a beam of terahertz electromagnetic energy with extreme precision....

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
In an airport, the scanner could eliminate the need for passengers to remove shoes at the checkpoint, speeding the screening process.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
Software created with NASA expertise improves satellite-based search and rescue system.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Microwave measurement receivers, oscilloscopes, longwave infrared cameras, and more.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
About the size of a grain of sand, the flying microchip (or microflier) does not have a motor or engine.
Articles: Motion Control
Breath-regulating garments, humidity sensors, thin-film antennas, and more.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Applications include manufacturing/assembly line tracking, industrial transportation and logistics, and healthcare.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This technology improves the detection of low-power far-infrared (FIR) signals.
Briefs: Communications
The phased array antenna based on large-area electronics technology could enable many uses of emerging 5G and 6G wireless networks.
Technology Leaders: Software
Easy-to-use reverberation test systems (RTS) measure the performance of wireless devices and antennas.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Flexible carbon nanotube fibers woven into clothing gather accurate EKG and heart rate.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This robotic arm fuses data from a camera and antenna to locate and retrieve items buried under piles and completely out of view.
Articles: Packaging & Sterilization
Nanotube fibers that turn heat to power; a NASA antenna system; and an antimicrobial coating.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Space Technology - October 2021

A new era of space exploration is set to begin with Artemis 1, the first in a series of increasingly complex NASA missions that will take humans back to the moon and then on to Mars. Read all about it in this...

Articles: Transportation

To find out about the impact of 5G mobile broadband service on the IoT/IIoT, I interviewed Jai Suri, Vice President, IoT and Blockchain Applications Development, Oracle, and Mike Anderson, Embedded Systems...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
A tiny investment in system capital expenditures can lead to huge rewards in reduced capital and operating expenses.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The electricity can be used to power wireless devices or to charge energy storage devices such as batteries and supercapacitors.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This method could help firefighters find victims inside buildings and could track hypersonic objects such as missiles and space debris.
Briefs: Energy
Implantable chips visible only in a microscope point the way to developing chips that can be injected into the body with a hypodermic needle to monitor medical conditions.
Facility Focus: RF & Microwave Electronics
Learn about the batteries, skin sensors, flexible antennas, and other cutting-edge research coming from Penn State Engineering.
Briefs: Communications
An atom-based sensor can determine the direction of an incoming radio signal.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
These antennas dramatically increase the amount of information that can be simultaneously transmitted by a coherent light source.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The flexible antenna was designed for active aeronautical satellite communications.
Briefs: Materials
The wearable antenna bends, stretches, and compresses without compromising function.
Briefs: Imaging
To modernize optical storage, Purdue researchers are replacing Morse code with colored “digital characters.”
Blog: Imaging
With the help of 12 antennas, Fabio da Silva's m-Widar can spot — and image — objects hidden behind a wall.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Editor Ed Brown explores what’s ahead for MEMS automobile navigation systems.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The machines fold themselves within 100 milliseconds and can flatten and refold thousands of times.
Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
Researchers from CU Boulder gave their optical "rectennas" a ghost-like way to turn wasted heat into power.

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