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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Turning Thermal Energy into Electricity Could Help Soldiers

With the addition of sensors and enhanced communication tools, providing lightweight, portable power has become even more challenging. Army-funded research demonstrated a new...

Articles
Robotics, Automation & Control

NASA Prepares for the Moon and Mars with Expanded Deep Space Network

NASA is adding a new antenna for communicating with the agency’s farthest-flung robotic spacecraft.

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Photonics/Optics

Changing the Face of UAV Communications

The increase in unmanned aircraft (UA) traffic is leading to an increase in communications disruptions because too many vehicles are trying to use the same limited number of frequencies.

Articles
Data Acquisition

Laser-Based System Could Expand Space-to-Ground Communication

A new research project announced recently as a collaboration between the Georgia Institute of Technology and satellite communications provider Xenesis could help open the...

Briefs
Defense

Undersea Communications Between Submarines and Unmanned Undersea Vehicles in a Command and Control Denied Environment

Nuclear powered submarines can stay submerged for days at a time and only have to come to periscope depth (PD) for...

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Defense

Army Develops First-of-Its Kind Phase-Coherent Fiber Laser Array System

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Computational and Information Science Directorate's Intelligent Optics Team, and partners, recently developed, engineered,...

Tech Transfer Reports
Photonics/Optics

Laser System Offers Data Transmission Boost to Telecom and TV Broadcasters

A free-space optical laser communications technology that can compensate for atmospheric distortions in real time might soon break the bandwidth bottleneck for...

Tech Transfer Reports
Photonics/Optics

Laser Transmitter Keeps an Eye on Earth’s Climate

Fibertek (Herndon, VA) has leveraged three Missile Defense Agency (MDA)-funded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards to develop a suite of laser products, one of which now forms the basis for an important space weather platform.

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Photonics/Optics

Computational Photonics in Laser Communications Through Clouds

This work explored the concept of creating a partially coherent laser beam consisting of an array of spatially overlapping or separated Gaussian beams with possible individual...

Tech Transfer Reports
Photonics/Optics

Commercial Spinoffs from Military R&D Programs

A near-infrared (NIR) detector with single-photon sensitivity can be used to improve many applications, from better eye-safe lasers to speeding up tomorrow’s optical computers.

Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Developments in Adaptive Filtering and System Identification

Progress has been made on several fronts in a continuing program of research oriented toward the development of real-time algorithms, and computer and control systems that utilize...

Tech Transfer Reports
Photonics/Optics

Mirror-Steering System Eliminates Vibration in Optical Devices

For optical systems used in communications and instrumentation applications in space and on the ground, eliminating vibration can be a difficult task. Left Hand Design Corp....