RF & Microwave Electronics

RF & Microwave

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NASA Spinoff: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Microphone Detects Turbulence Hundreds of Miles Away
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Atom-Based Radio Communications
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Multiplexed Optical Antennas
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: September 2021
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Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
CEO Keith Moore tells Tech Briefs about the unique challenges facing testing engineers in aerospace.
White Papers: RF & Microwave Electronics
Meeting the Connectivity Requirements of 5G mmWave Signals

Users demand more data. While growing in the 5G space is essential to maintaining competitive edge, it is also important to understand the limitations and risks of this...

Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
A team at the University of Tsukuba used a beam of microwave radiation to a launch a drone into the air. Can this type of propulsion take off?
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The flexible antenna was designed for active aeronautical satellite communications.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Learn about the batteries, skin sensors, flexible antennas, and other cutting-edge research coming from Penn State Engineering.
Q&A: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Fiorenzo Omenetto, Frank C. Doble Professor of Engineering at Tufts University School of Engineering, Dean of Research, and Director of the Tufts Silklab led a team that has...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The wearable antenna bends, stretches, and compresses without compromising function.
Articles: Imaging
Water-sensing smartphone screens, a NASA-developed RF switch, and an ultrasound patch.
Briefs: Materials
To modernize optical storage, Purdue researchers are replacing Morse code with colored “digital characters.”
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Demand for wireless IoT cloud-connected devices is growing rapidly, yet deploying Wi-Fi battery-based products is difficult.
White Papers: Defense
Evolution of the NanoRF Interconnect

SOSA is the future of standardization. The new military standards accelerate design, testing and upgrading. TE Connectivity (TE) has the SOSA-aligned products and expertise to support defense engineers....

Blog: Software
A self-driving algorithm guides an autonomous vehicle through a traffic scenario that many of us know well: navigating traffic on a crowded, narrow street.
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.
Question of the Week: Test & Measurement
Will Mobile Radar Replace the Stethoscope?

Our June issue of Tech Briefs highlighted a radar system that enables touch-free monitoring of heart sounds. A significant advantage offered by radar, according to the system’s inventors, is the fact that the values are recorded digitally and are thus not subjective, allowing human error to be...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
High-precision medical sensors, battery-cell mappers, signal conditioners, and more.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
AI will only reach its full potential when it can be fed with a constant stream of data from a plentitude of diverse sources.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The LiDAR-based system could “see through” objects to warn of potential hazards without distracting the driver.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Applications include remote sensing, laser spectroscopy, and gas analysis.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This work could lead to much more robust devices that continue to operate in spite of damage.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Mobile radar devices could replace standard stethoscopes.
Special Reports: Data Acquisition
ADAS/Connected Car - June 2021

Today's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and connected cars are paving the way for tomorrow's automated vehicles. To help you keep pace with the latest technology developments, we present this...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Rectennas Reduce Our Need for Batteries?

Rectennas act a bit like your car antenna. Instead of picking up radio waves, however, the tiny optical devices absorb light and convert it into power. The rectenna featured in today’s top story, generated half a nanowatt – a small amount of power that its inventors hope to increase.

Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
NC State researchers have made what they believe to be the smallest state-of-the-art RFID chip: a device measuring 125 micrometers (μm) by 245μm.
Blog: Energy
Researchers from CU Boulder gave their optical "rectennas" a ghost-like way to turn wasted heat into power.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Improving T/R Module Test Accuracy and Throughput

While phased arrays have been used in radar applications for decades, recent trends are driving the adoption into other applications such as electronic warfare, satellite systems, and even 5G...

Briefs: IoMT

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: Propulsion
Using microwaves reduces the cost of launching rockets.

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Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics

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Podcasts: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Here's an Idea: A Morphing Airplane Wing Built by Tiny Robots

Blog: Aerospace

A 3D-Printed 'Fish Fin' Offers New Ideas for Morphing Aircraft

Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics

A New Way to Launch Rockets: Microwave Power

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