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NASA Spinoff
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Robust Bus Systems for CubeSats

NASA resources helped mature technologies to make CubeSats more capable, so everyone can use them.

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

The Next Generation of Mission-Critical Communications Infrastructure is Here

The critical role of spectrum superiority in the success of battlefield campaigns is evidenced by the enormous investments being made in electronic warfare (EW)...

Briefs
Photonics/Optics

High-Speed Communication Vouchsafed by the Laws of Quantum Physics

Security in encrypted communication is a top priority because of our highly connected and mobile society’s increasing reliance on the internet. Engineers at Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT, have developed...

Technology Leaders
Photonics/Optics

Ensuring Optical Fiber Alignment

Most optical networks have many fiber couplings and even minor losses at these junctions will produce significant signal losses that cause problems in data transmission. Precise fiber alignment at the optical...

Articles
Motion Control

Secure to the Core

One major concern for manufacturers is how safe and secure it is to open the OT network’s doors to the internet.

Briefs
Data Acquisition

Data Transfer Service

This schedulable, predictable, high-performance data transfer service is designed for largescale scientific computing facilities.

News
Regulations/Standards

SAE WCX 2022: Vehicles Are the Gateway to Data, Data, and More Data

The mobility ecosystem is bursting with data from the passenger vehicles, buses, ride-share vehicles, delivery vans, and other transportation modes using driver assist...

Briefs
Wearables

System Uses Smartphone or Computer Cameras to Measure Health

The camera captures pulse and respiration signals from a video of a person’s face.

Briefs
Aerospace

The Effect of Failing to Recapitalize the B-52H Defensive Avionics System on Future Operations

The Air Force upgraded the B-52 aircraft with an Avionics Midlife Improvement program.

Features
Medical

Is Healthcare Ready to Pick Up the Pace in Cybersecurity?

Healthcare organizations face very difficult choices in balancing patient protection with financial demands.

Briefs
Aerospace

Getting NASA Data to the Ground With Lasers

The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) will usher in a new era of laser communications.

Application Briefs
Unmanned Systems

Tactical Data Link Software

This was the first UAS application in a Navy exercise for the proven capabilities of LinkPRO software.

Articles
Weapons Systems

Taking the Tactical Cloud with You Small Form Factor, Modular Data Centers at the Edge of the Battlefield

The US Army, Air Force, and Navy are actively looking to new programs such as Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) to ensure warfighters have maximum situational awareness.

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Graphene-Based Photonics Devices for Remote Sensing

Growing large-area graphene on optical substrates enables use in photonics devices.

Briefs
Communications

New Variables for Iterative Transform Phase Retrieval

This approach provides a more general framework for performing Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) calculations.

Briefs
Test & Measurement

Analytical Model Evaluates Battery Capability

The model helps researchers fine-tune battery performance.

Application Briefs
Software

OPC UA Standard for Industrial Automation

The global interoperability standard supports manufacturing and manufacturing DX (digital transformation) in the digital era.

Articles
Imaging

Backside Illumination Gets Fast

A new high-speed sensor pushes the boundaries in light-starved conditions.

Briefs
Test & Measurement

Standard Digital Camera and AI to Monitor Soil Moisture

Researchers are using a standard RGB digital camera to accurately monitor soil moisture.

Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Wireless, Wearable Transmitter

The wearable antenna bends, stretches, and compresses without compromising function.

Application Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Secure Wireless Communication System

pureLiFi has announced a new deal to supply the US Army Europe and Africa with Kitefin™, a next generation optical wireless communication system

Technology Leaders
Communications

Testing 800G Direct Modulated Optical Signaling

Test technologies are available as technologies evolve to 800Gbps and 1.6Tbps for next-generation data center architectures.

Briefs
Data Acquisition

Modeling a UAV-Based Mesh Network to Analyze Latency and Throughput

Improving network technology through effective systems architecture can ensure better communication between a ground station and multiple UAVs.

News
Imaging

A Cool New Dimension to Automotive Plastics’ Testing

R&D testing in extreme temperatures has long been part of ensuring required longevity and performance of automotive materials. That is particularly so regarding plastics, the...

Articles
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Machine Health & Asset Monitoring in Industrial Applications: A Look at Sensor Technologies

Learn about the sensors assessing and analyzing plant equipment.

Features
Electronics & Computers

Designing High Reliability into Life-Saving Cardiac Care Instruments

An industry expert offers tips for overload protection of defibrillators and ultrasound machines used in critical cardiac care.

Briefs
Aerospace

Multirotor Aircraft Noise Reduction

NASA's phase-locked rotors reduce noise.

Briefs
Communications

Cascaded Offset Optical Modulator

This subsystem is used in free-space optical communications and fiber-optic communications.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Lab-On-Chip Flow and Temperature Sensor

The sensor provides accurate and real-time measurement of flow rates and temperature in next-generation microfluidic instruments.