Available Technologies by Category
Dominance Based Wireless Communication and Associated Solutions
  • A new method of wireless communication has lessened  the need for multiple channels and time durations, by creating a system where many transmitters can simultaneously transmit and increase network throughput.
  • This new system yields higher spatial reuse, reduces the latency of data reception, and improves loss performance and can be used in most wireless network scenarios.
  • The dominance based technique uses collection of information coding, and other supporting mechanisms in order to prevent the waste of communication resources.
New Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) Technique’s Unprecedented Time and Space Resolution Improves Understanding of Atmospheric Optical Covariances for Forecasting
  • Optimizing free-space optical communications tools with enhanced optical turbulence strength measurements as a function of time and range enables path for development of first of their kind tracebility standards.
  • Quantitative measurements of optical turbulence with unprecedented spatial and temporal coverage offer improved performance for long-range FSO applications.
  • Singular measurement of optical turbulence results from combination LIDAR measurements of wind, temperature, and water vapor, which enables better weather forecasting and models to be built.
High-Accuracy, Low-Cost, Low-Power Wireless Tracking Tags
  • Low-cost, ultra-low power wireless tag for real-time asset tracking
  • Passive wireless tag costs less than $1 to manufacture and can operate for several years with maintenance-free operation
  • Compatible with off-the-shelf devices, making it ideal for efficient inventory control in multiple industries
Variable Slope, Multi-Octave Radio Frequency Filters
  • Customizable: The combined signal may be applied to a standard low-pass, band pass, or high-pass optical filter. The filter can be implemented with any number of poles for a maximum defined-slope, and the choice of pass type may be made according to the desired slope direction.
  • Variable: By moving the optical carrier up and down in frequency through the transition band, the slope of the RF signal can be continuously varied.
  • Versatile: The technology can be used as is or it can augment existing RF lab equipment.
Distributed Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Chain Significantly Improves Drone Navigation When GPS Fails
  • The robust Distributed PNT Chain enables a swarm of drones or other autonomous platforms to effectively navigate when they are denied GPS access. 
  • The system shares and processes all available sensor data to significantly improve the robustness and reliability of drone teams.
  • The highly modular system is interoperable with preexisting GPS INSs and supports variable and evolving platform geometries.
Synthetically Generated, Realistic, and Controllable Human Bio-Signals from Participant-Free Data Collection
  • Synthetic data generation system replicates human body signals and uses a deep generative model to create synthetic SCG beats without human participants. 
  • Transformer-based generative model synthesizes SCG beats that are physiologically diverse and realistic. 
  • Clinically relevant feature inputs act as controls for aortic opening (AO) and aortic closing (AC) features of the generated SCG beat.
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.
D-Band Vector Modulator Phase Shifter (VMPS) Achieves Higher Bandwidth
  • Uses tapered delay lines at the input to generate differential quadrature signals that enable wider bandwidth and result in higher speed communications
  • Reaches a moderate gain of 1.5 decibels at a center frequency of 128 GHz, while simultaneously achieving higher bandwidth of 35 GHz than any other mmWave VMPS in silicon
  • Has low power consumption, using only 20.3 mW of average DC power from a 1.5 V supply
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.
Custom-Fit Reusable Respiratory Protective Device (RPD) with Continuous Fit Monitoring Improves Comfort and Protection
  • Vastly improves comfort and protection while bringing peace of mind to wearers through a custom fit and continuous monitoring
  • Reduces pressure injuries caused by extended RPD use through both a customized fit and alerts to the wearer when the RPD should be adjusted or removed
  • Minimizes exposures to workplace hazards by immediately detecting leakage during RPD use and alerting the wearer to adjust the device
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Parametric Resonance Approach for Efficient, Versatile Acoustic Power Transfer for Implantable/Wearable Devices, Sensing, and Communications
  • New class of transducers utilizes parametric resonance to convert acoustic energy from an ultrasonic source to a sustained electrical signal. 
  • Technology powers implantable biomedical devices, small wearable sensors, and other wireless charging applications.
  • Simple yet robust generation of stable electromechanical frequency combs is also possible in both air and liquid environments using a capacitive micro-resonator array.
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Customizable Smart Charging Solution for Electric Vehicles in Residential Areas
  • This customizable smart charger uses algorithms and a hardware prototype to control electric vehicle charging and optimize benefits to consumers and power grid operators. 
  • Consumers can charge according to their preference (e.g., minimize cost, maximize carbon-free energy usage, minimize charging time, or minimize battery degradation).
  • The smart charger selects charging profiles that delay charging to avoid excessive loads on the power grid.
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.
Enhanced Cybersecurity for Networked Motion Control Systems with Somewhat Homomorphic Encryption
  • Increase cybersecurity with expression rewrite rules for encrypted dynamic control schemes that reduce the multiplicative depth of somewhat homomorphic encryption and improve numerical stability. 
  • New approach generates motion commands to servo systems without creating a security hole.  
  • Information decryption and control signal calculation can be performed and executed inside the plant, while all sensitive system information outside of the plant is always encrypted. 
Biologically Inspired Connected Advanced Driver Assistance System
  • Cost-effective: Leverages existing vehicle infrastructure (e.g., sensors, lights) along with an affordable software upgrade to provide enhanced collision avoidance capabilities, typically for less than $500
  • Safety-enhancing: Designed to help prevent up to 94% of automotive crashes by providing reduced lag time and enabling faster driver reaction rates 
  • Convenient: Aims to optimize vehicle travel speeds and reduce traffic congestion and travel times
Airborne Acoustic Sensing System for “Ear in the Sky” Capabilities on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Optimizes speech clarity: Uses acquired empirical data and iteratively refines the processing capability until the optimal signal to noise ratio (SNR) is achieved
  • Improves covert detection: Enables acquisition of a live voice signal from a person of interest without detection by using UAS platforms to remotely acquire acoustic signals and using digital signal processing algorithms to filter, enhance, and localize the speech signal of interest
  • Enhances warfare tools: Provides increased situational awareness, enhanced ISR capabilities, and helps identify potential security threats to deployed assets
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Chip-Scale Atomic Beam System
  • Precision timekeeping (e.g., chip-scale atomic clocks primarily used in cell phone base stations) 
  • Navigation (e.g., interferometers used in underwater oil and gas exploration)
  • Robotics
Versatile Retroreflective Metastructures for Enhanced Electromagnetic Response
  • Improved steep angle performance: Increases the angular range of reflectivity to greatly reduce the precision needed to produce a retroreflective response
  • Increased bandwidth: Combines multiple periodic metasurfaces into a hybrid metastructure for greater bandwidth
  • Versatile design: Can be designed for either single- or dual-polarized retroreflection, with metasurfaces of different periodicities combined for varying angles
Raised Cosine (RC) Pulse Shaping for Next Generation Multi-Mode Fiber (MMF) Links
  • Small design: Uses direct modulation and detection with VCSEL-based MMF links for small form factor
  • High speeds with low cost and power: Achieves speeds of 100 Gbps and higher while maintaining low cost and low power consumption with VCSEL MMF-based links and other direct-modulated lasers
  • Low bandwidth requirements: Minimizes intersymbol interference and reduces the required electrical bandwidth to enable use with commercially packaged VCSELs that have bandwidth in the low 20 GHz range
Integrated Alkali Dispenser Collimator
  • Precise: Reducing the “spread” of vapor via collimation can reduce potential signal-to-noise ratio degradation and avoid contamination of nearby electronic components.
  • Simple: Generating a directed atomic beam from the dispenser can be achieved via integrated packaging.
  • Cooler: Placing a spacer material between the dispenser and collimator creates a sealed gap that not only prevents leakage, but also allows the vapor to cool (via rapid thermalization with the collimator plate).