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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An atom-based sensor can determine the direction of an incoming radio signal.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
These antennas dramatically increase the amount of information that can be simultaneously transmitted by a coherent light source.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The flexible antenna was designed for active aeronautical satellite communications.
Facility Focus: Electronics & Computers
Learn about the batteries, skin sensors, flexible antennas, and other cutting-edge research coming from Penn State Engineering.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The wearable antenna bends, stretches, and compresses without compromising function.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
To modernize optical storage, Purdue researchers are replacing Morse code with colored “digital characters.”
Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
With the help of 12 antennas, Fabio da Silva's m-Widar can spot — and image — objects hidden behind a wall.
On-Demand Webinars: RF & Microwave Electronics

Antenna complexity continues to increase in satellite applications due to higher frequencies, wider bandwidth, and beamforming requirements. This 60-minute Webinar examines...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The machines fold themselves within 100 milliseconds and can flatten and refold thousands of times.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Editor Ed Brown explores what’s ahead for MEMS automobile navigation systems.
Blog: Energy
Researchers from CU Boulder gave their optical "rectennas" a ghost-like way to turn wasted heat into power.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics

Innovators have developed an RFID-based system for sensing the angular position of rotating systems. The RFID-Based Rotary Position Sensor can be used as a position/orientation sensor or implemented in a...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Using microwaves reduces the cost of launching rockets.
Briefs: Communications
This system enables battery-free ocean exploration with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This transceiver for wireless communications at the 300-GHz band enables beyond-5G applications.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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...

NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
Pilots and air traffic controllers no longer will rely solely on voice communications.
Briefs: Energy
The improved rectennas could operate low-power devices such as temperature sensors.
Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
The sensor is able to detect ice formation far before you can see it occurring on a surface.
Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
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.”

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

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Taking a cue from birds and insects, the wing design helps drones fly more efficiently and makes them more robust to atmospheric turbulence.

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