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DARPA developing collaborative intelligent Wireless Networks and Adaptive Radios to cooperatively share or dominate increasingly congested spectrum


Ongoing wireless revolution is fueling a voracious demand for access to the radio frequency (RF) spectrum around the world.  In the civilian sector, consumer devices from smartphones to wearable fitness recorders to smart kitchen appliances are competing for bandwidth. Around 50 billion wireless devices are projected to be vying for …

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New class of Electronics: Biodegradable, Reconfigurable, Transient, Self Destructing for Security and Biomedical applications


Consumer electronics constitute a rapidly increasing source of waste. Cell phones, tablets and the like are typically made of non-renewable, non-biodegradable, partly environmentally toxic materials. A report from United Nations University (UNU) found that the world produced 41.8 million metric tons of e-waste in 2014 – an amount that would …

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Metamaterial based Antennas for wireless and space communications, GPS, satellites, airplanes and missile seekers


Researchers are always looking for new materials with novel properties. A metamaterial is a kind of artificial synthetic composite material with a specific structure, which exhibits properties not found in natural materials. Metamaterials have received increasing attention due to their unique electromagnetic properties. One of the most important applications of …

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Militaries racing to deploy Railgun on Navy Warships to shoot down stealth aircraft and missiles including against hypersonic threats

rail gun can fire a shell weighing 10kg at up to 5,400mph over 100 miles

Electromagnetic Rail Gun, EMRG ,  is a cannon that uses electricity rather than chemical propellants (i.e., gunpowder charges) to launch projectiles at distances over 100 nautical miles – and at speeds  exceeding Mach 5.  In EMRG, “magnetic fields created by high electrical currents accelerate a sliding metal conductor, or armature, between two rails to …

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US DOD’s JUMP creating next generation microelectronics for dominance in future Battlefield Internet of Things


The Joint University Microelectronics Program (“JUMP”), is a collaborative effort between the Department of Defense, U.S. universities and the industrial participants with a goal to substantially increase the performance, efficiency, and capabilities of broad classes of electronics systems for both commercial and military applications. The collaborative, multidisciplinary, multi-university consortium will …

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On-skin health monitoring electronics is next revolution in medical field to diagnose diseases to monitoring soldiers’ health and stress levels in combat


Printed and Flexible electronics has started to revolutionize medical field with medical test strips with diagnostic electrodes. Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a flexible wearable sensor that can accurately measure a person’s blood alcohol level from sweat and transmit the data wirelessly to a laptop, …

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