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Low‐Latency, Low‐Power technologies and communications devices are required for IoT Networks

The Internet-of-Things is an emerging revolution in the ICT sector under which interconnecting physical objects communicate with each other and/or with humans over internet in order to offer a given service.  The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people …

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Nanotechnology based batteries for improved energy and power density, cyclability and safety

A battery is an electrochemical device that stores electrical energy as chemical energy in its anode and cathode during the charging process, and when needed, releases the energy as electrical output during the discharge. An ideal battery is expected to have high specific energy, high power density, long cycle life, …

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Advances in Vertical and/or short take-off and landing (V/STOL) aircraft technology

Sometimes long runways  required by conventional aircrafts aren’t available to use or there is a need for an aircraft to use no runways at all.  Vertical take-off and landing VTOL technology means aircraft can theoretically take off and land almost anywhere, making them far more flexible. They’re also able to perform …

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New innovative materials are being developed for sustainable growth of Renewable Energy

Available and affordable energy has so far led to spectacular industrialization and development, but with growth accelerating in developing countries, demands on non-renewable energy sources are reaching their limits. Moreover, the recent confirmation that global warming is due to the increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, together with the …

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Indian Army looks to tap renewables to supply power military installations and soldiers in high altitude areas such as Ladakh.

Ladakh accounts for more than two-thirds of the land area of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. As a high altitude cold desert, though, it hosts only about 5% of the state’s population. With the mercury dipping to minus 20 degrees Celsius or lower during winter nights, and about minus …

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Nanofluids for thermal management of Space and Nuclear systems, military vehicles and submarines, power electronics and directed-energy weapons

Because of higher density chips, the design of more compact electronic components makes heat dissipation even more difficult. All advanced electrical or electronic devices are facing heat management challenges due to the increased levels of heat generation and the reduction in the surface area for heat rejection or dissipation. So …

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DARPA’s N-ZERO extends the lifetime of IoT devices and remote sensors from months to years

Today U.S. soldiers are being killed because the Defense Department cannot deploy all the sensors it would like to. DoD could  deploy sensors every few yards to detect  buried  improvised explosive device (IED). As it is, every sensor deployed today has to be battery powered, so even if vast sensor nets …

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Military Wireless power transfer (WPT) technology to alleviate the battlefield battery burden for soldiers, manned and unmanned vehicles

Wireless power transfer (WPT) or wireless energy transmission is the transmission of electrical energy from a power source to a consuming device, without the use of discrete man-made conductors. WPT use wireless transmitter that uses any of time-varying electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic fields to convey energy to one or wore …

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Microbial Fuel Cell (MFCs) becoming capable to provide continuous sustainable energy to power wireless ensors networks and underwater sensors

Microbial fuel cells (MFCs), generate electric energy by converting chemical energy from organic compounds through catalytic reactions by microorganisms. Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are envisioned as one of the most promising alternative renewable energy sources because they can generate electric current continuously while treating waste. While these cells individually produce …

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