Semiconductors & ICs

A vector network analyzer (VNA) extension unit can support a wide range of measurements in a compact, individually configurable design.
The "RadCNT" program use carbon-based transistors to study the interactions between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.
Devices created using this technology could be used for control and sending of qubit/quantum memory states to remote locations.
One particular semiconductor, gallium arsenide (GaAs), has received considerable attention due to its potential electronic applications.
A diamond composite is the ultimate optics and semiconducting super-material.
Learn about the different FPGA technologies that are available for space applications, and the process for developing the components.
Miniature sensors, 3D printing platforms, lightning test systems, and more.
A key building block of microwave photonics is optical frequency combs, which provide hundreds of equidistant and mutually coherent laser lines.
Developing an improved model capable of generating realistic synthetic data that represents a wide range of systems can lead to new algorithms and data exploitation techniques.
The response of correlated oxides to strong electric fields and their dynamics is investigated using electrical transport measurements and electronic structure studies.
Learn how to protect critical conductors, dielectric, and optical fibers from deforming, cracking, or unraveling
New synthesized materials open the way to govern the density of helicity, axial charge, and its flow, axial current.
There are still significant obstacles to the manufacture and use of flexible hybrid electronics in military applications.
When designing electro-mechanically actuated systems, there are several electrical design requirements that must be determined.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Heterogeneous Integration Technology
Integrating different types of devices and materials could increase their functional density, improving the performance of electro-optic systems for sensor applications.

The ability to predict the mechanical properties of organic semiconductors is of critical importance for roll-to-roll production and...

Metal matrix composites can electrically bridge the cracks that appear in semiconductor substrates and the composite grid lines.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
S-Band Radar Systems
Artillery in the wrong hands pose an increased risk to the safety of U.S. service members, allies and civilians.
Inductive eddy current technology is an extremely versatile non-contact method for measuring an object's position, distance, or vibration.

Conventional reconfigurable electrical and radio frequency (RF) structures commonly used in applications involving real-time reconfigurability in response to fast varying...

In the recent past, military acquisition has shifted from being locked into large long-term contracts to developing complex systems in...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Acceleration Resistant HiK Heat Spreader

As electronic technologies advance in defense and aerospace applications, heat fluxes are becoming larger and more centralized[1,2]. In order to...

The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has been working with Raytheon to design efficient, broadband, linear, high-power amplifiers and robust, broadband, low-noise...

Tracking and identifying radiation sources in the age of nuclear proliferation and well- resourced non-state actors is a national priority. Current neutron detection...

Articles: Semiconductors & ICs
Using RISC-V to Simplify Data Logging in Space

Worldwide demand for low Earth orbit satellites is increasing at an unprecedented pace, driven by diverse needs such as faster and more affordable Internet access, and faster revisit rates with...

Lightning strikes to jet airliners are common - about once every 1000 flight hours. The DO-160G standard, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment, is a standard...

Wolfspeed, a Cree company, provides field-tested silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power and RF solutions. As a leader in wide-bandgap semiconductor technology, Wolfspeed...

The magneto-optical (MO) oxide layer consists of (Bi,Y)3Fe5O12 or BiYIG, bismuth garnet. This material was selected because it has a better...

The major goals of this research project included two parts. First, an ultracompact plasmonic electro-optical (EO) modulator was to be developed and investigated for efficient...

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