RF & Microwave Electronics

RF & Microwave

Stay on top of the latest advancements, Technical Briefs, and news for Design Engineers working with RF and Microwave technologies. Access news and product developments with Antennas and RF systems.

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
Articles: Connectivity
To clear up some of the confusion about what the industry means when it says 5G, here’s a guide to what it’s all about.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The sensor makes it easier to detect and manage ice accumulation on aircraft wings.
Blog: Test & Measurement
Editor Bruce A. Bennett shares his observations from SPIE Photonics West, including the emergence of LiDAR.
Articles: Aerospace
Life-saving sensors, soft hearing implants, and a new water-decontamination method
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Fiber-optic cables could help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This atom-based receiver has the potential to be smaller and work better in noisy environments than conventional radio receivers.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
In some cases, radio frequency signals may be more useful for caregivers than cameras or other methods to collect health and behavioral data.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Low-viscosity plastic; coin cell holders; oxidation-resistant coatings; and more.
Q&A: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Briefs: Aerospace
This technique lowers airstream noise generated at the side edges of deployed flaps, elevons, or slats.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
These stickers wirelessly beam health readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
An upgraded mini robot can leap over obstacles with ease.
INSIDER: RF & Microwave Electronics

A highly sensitive rectifying element in the form of a nanowire backward diode can convert low-power 100 nanowatt microwaves into usable electricity. The newly developed...

Briefs: Aerospace
A technology uses a combination of WiFi signals and accelerometer technology to track devices in near-real-time.
Briefs: Defense

Radar technologies were originally designed to identify and track airborne military targets. Today, they're more often used to detect motor vehicles, weather formations,...

Briefs: Aerospace
The reader uses a frequency multiplexer to boost its ability to accurately locate a greater number of RFID tags.
Briefs: Energy
RFID-based devices work in indoor and outdoor lighting conditions and could transmit data for years before they need to be replaced.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The Foldable Drone: a Morphing Quadrotor that can Squeeze and Fly Davide Falanga, Kevin Kleber, Stefano Mintchev, Dario Floreano, and Davide...
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics

A novel approach was developed to improve communications range and allow for covert behavior using a team of robots for future multi-domain operations. Specifically, researchers...

Facility Focus: Information Technology
In recent decades, NSF-funded researchers have discovered quite a bit, including many of the fundamental particles of matter.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers

To investigate oceans, researchers aim to build a submerged network of interconnected sensors that sends data to the surface. Supplying constant power to scores of sensors designed to stay for long...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Although Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is being used widely for pallet and box-level tracking in the commercial sector, significant technology gaps remain for tracking dense quantities at the item...

Application Briefs: Imaging
Learn about the Draper Multi-Environment Navigator.
Blog: Communications
A minimal, map-less approach to drone navigation takes after the bee.
Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
SOSA, the Sensor Open Systems Architecture Consortium, held a press conference on Monday afternoon at AUSA 2019.
Special Reports: Communications
RF & Microwave Electronics - October 2019

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology, Tech Briefs and Medical Design Briefs, read about how advances in RF electronics are enabling new...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics

A new wireless transceiver was developed that boosts radio frequencies into 100-gigahertz territory, which is quadruple the speed of the upcoming 5G, or fifth-generation, wireless communications...

Briefs: Communications
Technique Locates Robots and Humans in GPS-Challenged Environments

An algorithm enables localization of humans and robots in areas where GPS is unavailable. The Army needs to be able to localize agents operating in physically complex, unknown, and infrastructure-poor environments. This capability is critical to help find dismounted soldiers and...

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