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Articles: Information Technology
Ultimately, the success of the 5G Open Radio Access Network (5G O-RAN) deployments hinges on a multi-pronged approach involving a blend of collaboration, standardization, and advanced automated testing tools.
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Briefs: Aerospace
Innovators at the NASA Glenn Research Center have developed the PLGRM system, which allows an installed antenna to be characterized in an aircraft hangar. All PLGRM components can be packed onto pallets, shipped, and easily operated.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Ice build-up on aircraft and wind turbines can impact the safety and efficiency of their systems. Microwave sensors were developed that can identify in real time these accumulations while calculating the rate of melting. This is crucial data for aviation.
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Products: Electronics & Computers
See the new products, including TDK-Micronas' further extended Micronas 3D HAL® position sensor family, AW-Lake’s TRICOR Coriolis Flow Meters, Kistler's new accelerometer series 8740A and 8788A, Melexis' MLX90830, and more.
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Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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Aerospace & Defense Sensing - April 2024

The world's first long‐range radio communications with an atomic quantum sensor…a sensor material 10x stronger than Kevlar…a microchip combining two Nobel Prize‐winning techniques to monitor...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a new type of high-performance “phase shifter” using a liquid gallium alloy — which varies the phase angle of microwave and millimeter-wave radio signals — for use in advanced phase array antenna systems.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Researchers have created a device that enables them to electronically steer and focus a beam of terahertz electromagnetic energy with extreme precision. This opens the door to high-resolution, real-time imaging devices that are hundredths the size of other radar systems and more robust than other optical systems.
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Briefs: Communications
MIT researchers have demonstrated the first system for ultra-low-power underwater networking and communication, which can transmit signals across kilometer-scale distances. This technique uses about one-millionth the power that existing underwater communication methods use.
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Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
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Space Technology - November 2023

Read about NASA's plans for future Mars exploration, ultrafast laser-based space communications, new strategies for cleaning up orbital debris, and much more in this compendium of recent articles from the...

Articles: Design
See the 2023 Create the Future Design Contest's Electronics Finalist: AI-deep learning and low-cost passive RF wireless vibratory strain sensors.
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Products: Imaging
See the product of the month: Bosch Rexroth's DI5 display range, which expands its BODAS ecosystem for mobile electronics.
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Quiz: RF & Microwave Electronics
As suppliers of RF technology continue to introduce innovative new approaches to generating, transmitting, receiving, and detecting RF waves, test your knowledge about RF technology with this quiz.
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Briefs: Manned Systems
NASA's newly developed antenna is lightweight (at or below 2 grams), low volume (at or below 1.2 cm3), and low stowage thickness (approx. 0.7 mm), all while delivering high performance (at or above 10 dBi gain).
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Briefs: Communications
A new paper on wireless connectivity from researchers at the lab of Dinesh Bharadia, an affiliate of the UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute (QI), introduces a new technique for increasing access to the 5G-and-beyond millimeter wave (mmWave) network.
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Briefs: IoMT
Innovators at NASA Johnson Space Center have developed a quarter-wavelength RFID slot antenna that provides polarization diversity and employs dual resonances, but in a form factor that is much smaller than other RFID antennas that provide similar functionality.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
MIT researchers have built an AR headset that gives the wearer X-ray vision. The headset combines computer vision and wireless perception to automatically locate a specific item that is hidden from view.
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Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
See the products of tomorrow--today.
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Articles: Connectivity
Organizations in both the public and private sectors are currently racing to launch large numbers of satellites into low-Earth orbit (LEO).
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Articles: Photonics/Optics
It began full scientific operations July 11, following six months of instrumentation cool-down, calibration, and other commissioning activities.
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Briefs: Imaging
Concept Development for Advanced Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar
Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) can globally monitor dynamic processes on the Earth’s Surface. The last SAR to be developed and deployed by NASA was in the year 2000.
INSIDER: RF & Microwave Electronics

Scientists have developed a new technique for fabricating metamaterials from sheets of paper, using a computer to guide the movement of conductive ink pens and mechanical...

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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics

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

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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.
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NASA Spinoff: RF & Microwave Electronics
Software created with NASA expertise improves satellite-based search and rescue system.
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Products: Test & Measurement
Microwave measurement receivers, oscilloscopes, longwave infrared cameras, and more.
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5 Ws: RF & Microwave Electronics
About the size of a grain of sand, the flying microchip (or microflier) does not have a motor or engine.
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Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Breath-regulating garments, humidity sensors, thin-film antennas, and more.
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Briefs: IoMT
Applications include manufacturing/assembly line tracking, industrial transportation and logistics, and healthcare.
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Briefs: Materials
This technology improves the detection of low-power far-infrared (FIR) signals.
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