Available Technologies by Category
mmWave Reconfigurable and Miniature On-Chip Filter Based on Vanadium Dioxide
  • VO2-based combline electromagnetic filter dynamically modulates millimeter wave 5G/6G passband frequencies above 30 GHz using phase-change properties to adjust transmission line lengths with heat.
  • Compact on-chip technology streamlines control, accommodates complex shapes and multiple bands, and minimizes insertion loss, addressing spatial, acoustic wave filtering, and efficiency challenges in mmWave arrays.
  • Designed for 5G and 6G networks, it enables flexible band switching above 30 GHz, addressing key technical challenges and supporting high-performance telecommunications demands.
Inkjet Printed Multi-Layer mm-Wave Antennas and Passive Components
  • New manufacturing inkjet printing process to create massively scalable 2D and 3D antennas and passive components allows for rapid fabrication and low costs.
  • The novel innovation is both flexible and portable, enabling on-demand customization with minimal additional costs.
  • The ink manufacturing process has extensive applications from printed RF capacitators and inductors to smart cities, wearables, and skins.
Quantum Tunneling Radio Positioning System Achieves Higher Levels of Accuracy and Longer Range for Next-Generation Wireless Networks
  • This radiolocation system uses quantum tunneling tags (QTT) capable of operating in non-line-of-sight conditions to achieve longer range communications in outdoor and indoor applications. 
  • The use of QTTs, paired with a frequency hopping reader, results in positioning accuracy not achievable with standard methods.
  • QTTs are inexpensive and operate under low power requirements to offer an affordable orientation system with long battery life.
High-Performance Analog Processor Offers Potential to Expand Capabilities of Radio Frequency (RF) Systems
  • TRAFFIC is the first generalized, high-performance analog finite impulse response processor technology that enables direct throughput processing of RF signals within the RF and microwave spectrums.
  • The device enables multiple-function RF capabilities and significantly reduces the size, weight, and power requirements of RF technologies.
  • TRAFFIC has unique performance benefits that allow it to operate reliably in extreme environments, including high performance across wide temperature ranges and radiation-intense applications.
Artificial Neural Network (ANN) with Unique Input Design that Significantly Reduces Computational Costs of Complex Engineering Systems
  • Neural network’s novel input can utilize first-order schemes and local patches and allows for discontinuities to be reflected accurately and with greater resolution than existing products.
  • This adaptable ANN can be adopted by commercial and scientific research as a stand-alone solution or in conjunction with existing software. 
  • Lower costs for running complex and repetitive computations can be achieved by implementing this neural network with an input system that processes low-cost numerical solution patches arising from two or more converging solutions.
Fully Passive, Long-Range Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) via 5G
  • Large coverage: Provides a unique combination of large angular coverage and turn-on sensitivity in both planar and bent configurations
  • Long range: Demonstrates the potential for RFIDs with practical reading ranges over 1.8 km
  • Scalable: Scales in size to a precise degree, enabling selection of the optimal tradeoff between size and harvested power/reading range
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Heat Dissipation for Microelectronic Systems via Capillary Trap
  • Effective: Dissipates large heat fluxes via 3D heat spreading and evaporative cooling that could approach kW/cm2 and beyond while keeping the surface temperature under 90oC
  • Preventive: Mitigates coolant dry-out at the critical heat flux levels that result in a rapid and large temperature rise and thus cause device burn-out
  • Efficient: Exploits high cooling capabilities associated with phase-change heat transfer through evaporation
A First-of-its-Kind, Ultra-Low Voltage Single-Element Amplified Backscatter System
  • Streamlined: Uses a single element—one tunnel diode with few passive components—to achieve dual functionality of simultaneous oscillation and reflection-amplification
  • Efficient: Combines the features of conventional RFIDs and tunnel diode-based reflection amplifiers while using an extremely low biasing voltage of only 88 mV, consuming only 20 μW, and offering a reflection gain of 48 dB
  • Long range: Provides the highest observed gain in the literature for a given input power
Electromagnetic (EM) Metastructures
  • Multi-use: Provides structural support in conjunction with static and in situ EM performance
  • Efficient: Reduces size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) parameters 
  • Flexible: Integrates non-standard material systems
Root-Inspired Ground Anchor
  • Improved performance: Provides higher capacity with shorter installation length, as compared with linear ground anchors or foundations piles
  • Robust: Increases resistance to mechanical shearing in the soil around the anchor
  • Increased stability: Resists axial, torsional, and moment loads
Dual-Polarized Antenna for OFDM
  • Assists wireless devices conform to power transmission limits that normally accompany FCC transmit mask rules
  • Power maximization and substantial gain in Signal-Noise Ratio at the receiver by combating fading on a subcarrier-by-subcarrier basis
  • Minimal signal loss within the channel for each subcarrier through the use of polarization control
Broadband Antenna Design Using a Tapered Double Balun
  • Inexpensive alternate antenna design to conventional stripline antennas
  • Improves gain and is compact in size/shape
  • Enables improved bandwidth response by changing the length of the taper
Electrically Short Antenna with High Bandwidth
  • Powerful – Antenna can be operated at high power levels
  • Stealthy – Plasma version can be any length and can be hidden easily; can also be rapidly shut off to prevent radar detection
  • Variable – Most of the design parameters can be rapidly varied, enabling a single antenna to potentially serve multiple purposes
Reconfigurable Antenna Array with Multi-Feed Antenna Pixels
  • Enables direct and intuitive programming of RF current distribution, simplifying the setting and prediction of the resulting antenna array pattern
  • Allows broad bandwidth operation, i.e. S-band to X-band operation (2-12 GHz)
  • Easy deployment is made possible by not mandating computationally intensive optimization
Reconfigurable Antennas for Radar Applications
  • Innovative — Origami-based accordion structure enables variable physical deployment of antenna
  • Reconfigurable — Varying extent of physical deployment reconfigures antenna frequency band, radiation pattern, and gain
  • Cost-reductive — Configurability allows for changing complexity of antenna packages
Liquid Core Patch Antenna with Broadband Frequency Agility
  • Broadband frequency agility that stretches from mid-LF to mid-EHF
  • Adaptable design to products that need significant frequency agility
  • Ability to provide fractional tunable capability of 8.5:1 surpasses the 1.67:1 capability for current reactively tuned patch antennas
Ultra-Compact, Low-Power THz Radio
  • A THz fully integrated super-harmonic (2nd harmonic) regenerative receiver architecture, which detects the incoming THz signals and injection-locks to a regenerative receiver operating at a lower frequency
  • Reduces power consumption and improves the efficiency for THz signal generations
  • Employs a bidirectional and circuit-sharing architecture, so the THz receiver and the THz transmitter share the same oscillator operating at half the frequency