Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Prototyping Advanced Military Radar Systems

Radar receiver design is seeing an increase in the number of digital tuning and digital signal processing (DSP) functions moved from back-end single-board computers into fixed front-end hardware...

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission will initiate a new era in precipitation measurement in terms of its global extent and frequency of...

Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Microwave RF Amplifier Boosts Communications Power

When you watch TV or use a cell phone, amplifiers make the signal stronger or the voice clearer. A hybrid, high-powered microwave amplifier from Aria Microwave Systems of Teaneck, NJ enables...

Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Portable Antenna Helps Hurricane Survivors Communicate

Victims of Hurricane Katrina found peace of mind in the aftermath thanks to an inflatable antenna that enabled emergency satellite communications for displaced Mississippians.

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
FPGA-Based Communication Channel for Digital Signal Processor Chips

A method for networking, and a network of, digital signal processors (DSP) via at least one field-programmable gate array (FPGA) enables the simultaneous broadcast of data from a DSP to a number of DSPs. The apparatus comprises a host DSP, at least one FPGA in communication with...

A novel microsensor processing architecture allows a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) to act as a reprogrammable preprocessor or coprocessor to a general-purpose processor...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Delta-Sigma UHF Digital Waveform Generator

A prototype Digital Waveform Generator (DWG) in the ultra-high-frequency (UHF) range uses Delta-Sigma (Δ−Σ) modulation techniques, which permit arbitrary and accurate waveform...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Network-Enabled Resource Devices

Network Enabled Resource Devices (NERDs) combine the most common electronic components used in robotic applications into a standard electronics box with "plug-n-play" capabilities. Risk reduction efforts, systems testing and integration, and modifying the functionality of evolving systems becomes greatly...

Cleaning and protecting optics is a challenge — contamination must be removed without damaging the surface. Preventing recontamination for extended periods of time after...

Software-defined radios (SDRs) are being developed to provide positioning and communication (POSCOMM) services inside buildings and tunnels, under tree canopies, and in other...

A three-year research project encompassed multiple studies of (1) polymer semiconductors that exhibit relatively high electric-charge- carrier mobilities and (2) applications of these...

Silicones can be developed into fluids, gels, adhesives, elastomers, and resins designed with unique properties that make them ideal for specific application uses in the...

Electrically conductive, solventless nanoparticle liquids, consisting of gold nanoparticles chemically functionalized with large organic molecular groups, have been investigated for...

A research project has yielded progress on several fronts toward the goal of minimizing thermal and aging distortions of composite-material (specifically, polymer-...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Adaptive Deblurring of Noisy Images

An algorithm for adaptive deblurring of images has been designed to be less adversely affected by image noise than are prior deblurring algorithms. The need for this or another noise-tolerant deblurring...

A continuing development effort focuses on implementation of a Global Positioning System (GPS) waveform under the Software Communications Architecture (SCA). [As used within the special technological...

In a continuing research project, nanoscale actuators based on actin-filament end- tracking motors have been synthesized and characterized. It is envisioned that such actuators will...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Tethered, Remotely Operated Miniature Submarine

A tethered, remotely operated, armed underwater vehicle has been conceived to satisfy a need for an uninhabited vehicle for Navy missions in which positive identification of targets is needed....

Electric-breakdown and vibration tests were performed on one-patch and two-patch versions of a prototype of a patch antenna designed to radiate a continuous- wave or pulsed signal in...

An experimental phased-array microwave antenna assembly includes an array of eight patch antenna elements connected to Microelectromechanical System (MEMS) phase shifters, by means of...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Design Study of a C-Band Crestatron

A design study of a crestatron that would operate in the frequency range from 3 to 6 GHz (which overlaps with the C band) has been performed. The basic crestatron concept was developed during the...

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