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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.

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This work could lead to much more robust devices that continue to operate in spite of damage.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Mobile radar devices could replace standard stethoscopes.
Briefs: Automotive
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
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: RF & Microwave Electronics
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: Communications
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: 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: Propulsion
Using microwaves reduces the cost of launching rockets.
Briefs: Aerospace
A team has introduced a new method for taking high-res images of fast-moving and rotating objects in space, such as satellites or debris in low-Earth orbit.
Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
Test technologies are available as technologies evolve to 800Gbps and 1.6Tbps for next-generation data center architectures.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Cable ties, milling software, snap-action switches, and more.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This system enables battery-free ocean exploration with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.
Briefs: Communications
This transceiver for wireless communications at the 300-GHz band enables beyond-5G applications.
Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
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...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Briefs: Communications
Assembling tiny chips into unique programmable surfaces dramatically increases the amount of data wireless systems can transmit.
Briefs: Imaging
A chip-based technology generates sound profiles with high resolution and intensity to make ultrasound therapy more effective and easier.
Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
Long-range radar is used in air-traffic control. Short-range radar supports automotive applications like collision avoidance. How do you know what range you need for your application?
Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
Unmanned Systems - March 2021

Drones that swarm and change shape mid-flight... autonomous combat vehicles on the battlefield...the latest in counter-UAS technology. Read about new advances in air and ground unmanned systems in this report...

Application Briefs: Imaging
While ADAS has improved freeway and high-speed driving, the basic need for collision mitigation with pedestrians and bicyclists has mostly remained unaddressed.
NASA Spinoff: RF & Microwave Electronics
Pilots and air traffic controllers no longer will rely solely on voice communications.
Technology Leaders: RF & Microwave Electronics
The importance of a proactive and systematic method for collecting machine and process data within a smart manufacturing environment cannot be overstated.
Technology Leaders: Imaging
Learn about light-field candidates like camera arrays, plenoptic cameras, active cameras with depth sensor, and the newly developed focal-stack camera.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Any hyperspectral system needs to maintain a stable and accurate radiometric and spectral calibration.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
See what kinds of sensors are supporting self-driving vehicles.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
See how NASA Langley tests a variety of advanced aircraft concepts. including ways to make flying both cleaner and quieter.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Near-eye displays, optical inspection systems, UV glass, and more.

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Podcasts: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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