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RF & Microwave Electronics

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A low-frequency antenna with enhanced bandwidth will enable robust networking among compact, mobile robots.
Winners will be announced in Medical Design Briefs and online.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Wave Energy Modeling for Safer Space Travel
What does wave energy have to do with space exploration? Plenty, it turns out.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Vote for Tech Briefs Product of the Year 2020
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2020 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
On-Demand Webinars: RF & Microwave Electronics
Using Spectrum Analysis to Track, Locate and Identify Interfering Signals

We’re surrounded by radio signals that we depend on for our day-to-day lives and, in some cases, for our very safety. For the most part, the spectrum is well managed and maintained by respective transmitters, but there will always be sources of interference...

White Papers: Aerospace
Ulbrich RF & Microwave Cable Wire Capability Whitepaper

While commercial and defense aviation advances, so does Ulbrich's ability to provide light weight and high strength materials that allow planes to fly more efficiently than ever. As the...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Self-Assembling Robot Cubes Form Various Structures
The robot blocks jump, spin, flip, and identify each other.
A new class of medical instruments uses flexible electronics to improve patient outcomes in minimally invasive surgeries.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Radar Enables Cars to Spot Hazards Around Corners
Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, the automated system “sees” around corners to spot oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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...

Multi-sensor imaging systems, eyesafe laser finders, machine vision algorithms, and more.
A reader asks, "Will the public feel safe enough in an autonomous vehicle?"
Tubing plugs, displacement measurements, CAM software, and more.
Briefs: Communications
“One-Way” Electronic Devices
These non-reciprocal devices on a compact chip pave the way for applications from two-way wireless to quantum computing.
Briefs: Imaging
Testing Swarming Drones
This system has a capacity of more than 1,500 times the volume of a typical testing facility.
Taking a cue from birds and insects, the wing design helps drones fly more efficiently and makes them more robust to atmospheric turbulence.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Combined Optical Transmitter and Receiver
The tiny unit is significant for the miniaturization of optoelectronic systems.
Standard commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) connectors continue to be a great resource for quick prototypes and reference designs.
Special Reports: Test & Measurement
Aerospace & Defense - October 2020

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology, you'll learn about NASA's return to the moon with Apollo's twin sister Artemis, how autonomous...

NASA's UAS traffic management expertise leads to advances in drone navigation.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
RF & Microwave Electronics - October 2020

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

Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
Electronics Innovations - October 2020

In this compendium of articles from the editors of Tech Briefs magazine, discover how advances in electronic components are enabling game-changing applications in mobile healthcare/wearables, autonomous...

A reader asks our expert: When it comes to autonomous vehicles, what’s best: Radar, LiDAR, or cameras?
The newest version of these combs could revolutionize clocks, telescopes, and telecommunications.
The sensor could provide a way to detect communication signals over the entire radio frequency from 1 to 100 GHz.
Applications include high-speed communications, networking, and sensing.
This method of machine learning could make communications in the unlicensed bands much more efficient.
Flat-panel technology could transform antennas, wireless, and cellphone communications.

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