Available Technologies by Category
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