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“Quantum Radio” May Aid Communications and Mapping Indoors, Underground and Underwater

January 2, 2018

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated that quantum physics might enable communications…
Big dishes band together

August 27, 2017

Earlier this month, radio dishes from three deep-space networks combined to catch faint ‘survival’ whispers from one of…
The Radio Frequency Spectrum + Machine Learning = A New Wave in Radio Technology

August 14, 2017

The radio frequency spectrum is becoming increasingly crowded and a new DARPA program will examine how leading-edge machine…
Singing posters and talking shirts: engineers turn everyday objects into FM radio stations

March 3, 2017

Imagine you’re waiting in your car and a poster for a concert from a local band catches your…
Scientists to develop liquid antennas

January 17, 2017

University of Liverpool researchers have been awarded £578k funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)…
A Box of ‘Black Magic’ to Study Earth from Space

November 8, 2016

Black magic. That’s what radiofrequency engineers call the mysterious forces guiding communications over the air. These forces involve…
Applying Photonics to Electronic Warfare Challenges

September 21, 2016

Photonics, the technology that helps drive today’s telecommunications systems, offers major advances in the area of signal transmission.…
New Chips Ease Operations In Electromagnetic Environs

January 14, 2016

Enhanced situational awareness could come from new chips that can sample and digitize battlefield radiofrequency signals at blazingly…
DARPA’s RadioMap Program Enters Third Phase

November 8, 2015

Novel technology program aims to provide real-time radio frequency map to help troops more effectively use and manage…
Advanced Airborne Networking Capabilities Sought for Hostile Environments

October 15, 2015

DARPA solicits proposals to enable manned and unmanned air systems to rapidly, securely, and automatically share information across…
Space’s Top 40: How CubeSats are Revolutionizing Radio Science

August 12, 2015

Next time you tune in to public radio or the hottest Top 40 radio station, you’ll be using…
NRAO and Mini-Circuits Forge New Partnership to Enable Commercial Development of Cascadable Absorptive RF Filters

May 11, 2015

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., and Mini-Circuits, headquartered in Brooklyn, N.Y., have entered…
NIST Tests: Firefighters Portable Radios May Fail at Elevated Temperatures

December 10, 2014

New test results* from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) confirm that portable radios used by…
‘Space bubbles’ may have aided enemy in fatal Afghan battle

September 24, 2014

In the early morning hours of March 4, 2002, military officers in Bagram, Afghanistan desperately radioed a Chinook…
Chip-Sized Digital Optical Synthesizer to Aim for Routine Terabit-per-second Communications

April 23, 2014

In the 1940s, researchers learned how to precisely control the frequency of microwaves, which enabled radio transmission to…
Turning Radio Signals into Light for New Technologies

March 27, 2014

Ever lose your mobile-phone reception or GPS signal?  This occurs because of weak radio wave (phone) or microwave…
Deep Space Network: The Original ‘Wireless Network’ Turns 50

December 19, 2013

NASA’s Deep Space Network, the world’s largest and most powerful communications system for “talking to” spacecraft, will reach…
Wireless devices go battery-free with new communication technique

August 14, 2013

We might be one step closer to an Internet-of-things reality. University of Washington engineers have created a new wireless…
Time to Celebrate: NIST Radio Station WWVB Logs 50 Years of Innovation

June 26, 2013

Fifty years ago on July 5, 1963, a modest radio station in Fort Collins, Colo., officially went on…
Sounding rocket mission to study what disrupts radio waves

April 26, 2013

A NASA-funded sounding rocket mission will launch from an atoll in the Pacific in the next few weeks…
NIST Tests in New York City Suggest How to Improve Emergency Radio Communications

April 22, 2013

Radio communications can be unreliable in underground tunnels and other large, complicated structures, posing a safety hazard for…
New Wave: Spin Soliton Could Be a Hit in Cell Phone Communication

March 18, 2013

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found theoretical evidence* of a new way…
Wireless spectrum is for sale … but what is it?

February 27, 2013

The sale of wireless spectrum has been very much in the news lately. Interesting phrases such as “red underpants” and…
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