Keyword: Solar energy

Application Briefs: Communications
Solar-powered unmanned aircraft can provide a resilient inter-vendor, mesh-based communications infrastructure to provide over-the-horizon networks that are self-aware and can cover large areas beyond line-of-sight.
Articles: Propulsion
The Photovoltaic Radio-frequency Antenna Module is the first orbital experiment designed to convert sunlight for microwave power transmission for solar power satellites.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Pvilion, a solar-powered fabric provider, was recently awarded a contract by the United State Air Force (USAF).
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Metal matrix composites can electrically bridge the cracks that appear in semiconductor substrates and the composite grid lines.
Briefs: Test & Measurement

The photovoltaic community is closer than ever to achieving ultra-high multijunction solar cell efficiencies (>50%). Subcells from III–V compound semiconductors are approaching ideal...

Articles: Defense

The boundary between the sea and sky is an important place to be. It’s the critical connecting layer for commercial and military information exchange...

Application Briefs: Defense
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Defective solar cells can destroy an entire module. Therefore, conducting regular inspections using thermography is a...

Application Briefs: Defense

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the nation’s 360 ports and waterways remain especially vulnerable to attack from small vessels carrying improvised explosive devices, including...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

Imagine an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) unit on a routine scouting patrol deep in the notorious “Triangle of Death” south of Baghdad, where marines, sailors, and soldiers...

Articles: Aerospace

The risk of human casualties associated with fuel convoys, combined with the long-term cost issues of unreliable technologies, has the military exploring greener, more sustainable options with the...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are used in many applications to gather intelligence without risking human lives. These aircraft, however, have limited flight time because of their reconnaissance...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

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...

Briefs: Information Technology
Simulation of a Flywheel Energy-Storage System

A computational model has been developed to simulate the operation of a laboratory flywheel energy-storage system that is a subsystem of the Flywheel Attitude Control, Energy Transmission, and Storage (FACETS) system located at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. The FACETS, which includes three...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

A program of research has addressed multiple topics in the field of electronic and optoelectronic devices based on polymers and other organic substances, with special attention to memory devices...

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