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Looks like 3D printing feed horn distributors?
3D  printing  fabbing  RF  feed  horn  distributor  radio  SDR  smallsat  newspace  space  satellite  parts 
18 days ago by asteroza
Radio frequency transmitter based on a laser frequency comb | PNAS
Using resonating laser comb fingers to make encoded microwave signals
laser  radio  RF  electronic-photonic  transmitter  frequency  comb 
may 2019 by asteroza
Helikite Aerostat, Unique cross of balloon (Blimp) & kite aerostats
Interesting balloon kite to carry stuff like emergency cell station antennas and sensors.
kytoon  aerostat  tethered  balloon  kite  blimp  radio  relay  basestation  cell  cellphone  helikite 
october 2017 by asteroza
Radio Garden
Explore live radio by rotating the globe.
global  world  radio  internet  service  audio  music  news 
june 2017 by asteroza
Breaking Lorentz reciprocity to overcome the time-bandwidth limit in physics and engineering | Science
Telecomms just got a huge breakthrough. But apparently radar guys in the 40's knew about using non-reciprocal resonators to keep EM from pushing back into waveform generators, but never published?
asymmetric  nonreciprocal  high  bandwidth  resonant  waveguide  RF  radio  physics  materials  science  engineering  research  technology  telecommunications  telecomms  antenna 
june 2017 by asteroza
RedhawkSDR
alternative to GNU radio? apparently has NSA DSP plugins that are awesome?
redhawk  SDR  software  defined  radio  stack 
june 2017 by asteroza
Titus II - Titus SDR Receiver
Interesting... android tablet prefitted with a wideband SDR and the rough tools to use it as an awesome multiband receiver
android  tablet  wideband  SDR  radio  receiver  hardware  electronics  devices  research  ditigal  analog  MW  SW  FM  AM  RF  tuner  transceiver  Delicious 
november 2016 by asteroza
u type - Modular Rx for Android Devices
Sorta promising android USB OTG UVC adapter suited to hosting 5.8GHz FPV radio receivers, but no power passthrough
android  UVC  USB  video  adapter  FPV  radio  module  host  UAV  drone  receiver  RX  OTG  Delicious 
may 2016 by asteroza
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC News Releases Mitsubishi Electric's SeaAerial Antenna Uses Seawater Plume
Hrm, so if you disguise your USV as a whale blowing spray to radio out, it might be unnoticed as a USV...
seawater  jet  plume  fountain  virtual  radio  RF  aerial  antenna  research  technology  Delicious 
january 2016 by asteroza
Optical antenna enhanced spontaneous emission
Making microdipoles sandwiching a micro LED means more control and can make them strong enough to compete with regular lasers.
microantenna  dipole  optical  antenna  LED  pyhsics  optics  RF  radio  materials  science  research  technology  Delicious 
february 2015 by asteroza
goTenna | No service, no problem.
Uses a low power FM radio as a long-ish range outdoor mesh network repeater/range extender thingy to connect smartphones in the wilderness. Only does voice and text messaging though, but considering the underlying bandwidth that's pretty good.
offline  outdoor  offgrid  communications  wireless  bridge  smartphone  accessories  hardware  electronics  devices  radio  FM  survival  gear  camping  antenna  range  extender  bluetooth  Delicious 
january 2015 by asteroza
LTE Direct Research Project
So a bad mix between ham radio and iBeacons, but you can't randomize your MAC address (IMEI) so you are always identifiable. Won't work for protest situations as a carrier can functionally prohibit by disabling authorization for spectrum. Might be nice for disasters to form mesh networks assuming the authorization infrastructure survives.
LTEdirect  LTE  direct  local  p2p  packet  radio  protocol  communications  infrastructure  security  mesh  network  Delicious 
september 2014 by asteroza
Networks | Spaceflight Services
New low cost on demand small sat commercial ground station network/service
low  cost  ondemand  small  satellite  ground  station  network  service  radio  communication  Delicious 
august 2014 by asteroza
Nuand | bladeRF Software Defined Radio
Can now run OpenBTS, so now even you can run a fake cellphone tower to trick your friends!
bladeRF  USB  SDR  dongle  hardware  electronics  devices  research  RF  software  defined  radio  OpenBTS  GSM  base  station  hacking  security  Delicious 
april 2014 by asteroza
MagnaCom - Reinventing the Evolution of Digital Communications
High end QAM sorta-compatible receiver design using non-linear tricks, pushing 10dB improvement over QAM4096, approaching Shannon limits.
WAM  QAM  QAM4096  RF  radio  wave  modulation  receiver  design  startup  communication  telecommunications  high  bandwidth  long  range  spectrum  compression  efficiency  low  power  Delicious 
december 2013 by asteroza
Kumu Networks
Using self interference tricks to cancel out noise to effectively create a single carrier full duplex radio. There was a SatCom company (ComTech called it Carrier-in-Carrier) doing this in in L-band, but this company wants to do it in LTE/ISM bands, which requires 5 orders of magnitude more cancelling signal.
modem  hardware  single  technology  self  ISM  research  wifi  wireless  full  carrier  radio  interference  LTE  devices  duplex  electronics  Delicious 
october 2013 by asteroza
PlanetIQ | Critical Data For A Smarter Planet
Private weather satellite constellation, using a GPS signal derived weather sensing techniques to form a cheap satellite constellation, likely using nanosats. I wonder if they will team up with SkyBox, or piggyback on Iridium-Next sats?
satellite  constellation  observation  GPS-RO  remote  space  sensing  private  nanosat  PlanetIQ  occultation  nanosatellite  weather  radio  earth  GPS  Delicious 
march 2013 by asteroza
Zello@Work Push-to-talk
A PTT software system that works with iPhones and Android, with API's to hook into other systems.
enterprise  PTT  push-to-talk  android  iPhone  Zello  realtime  group  communication  broadcast  radio  bridge  Delicious 
may 2012 by asteroza
Encoding many channels on the same frequency through radio vorticity: first experimental test
New trick of adding vortex twist rather than traditional polarization to a signal to boost encoding for a single frequency. The requirement for what appears to be a directional helicoidal parabolic antenna ( does this mean the antenna needs to be a few wavelengths in depth?) means no love for mobile omnidirectional antennas though.
radio  vorticity  vortex  twisted  transmission  helical  OAM  SAM  polarization  encoding  helicoidal  parabolic  antenna  physics  EM  EMF  research  Delicious 
march 2012 by asteroza
Welcome to Penguin Automated Systems
Company specializing in remote control underground mining vehicles and equipment. Apparently a Dr.Greg Baiden has prototypes for a wireless optical high bandwidth communications system for underground remote mining operations (necessary for the high bandwidth/resolution video feeds to remote control mining vehicles and equipment). Long term aim is to use this with ROV/AUV underwater subs to cut the tether.
teleautonomy  long  range  wireless  radio  optical  communication  remote  mining  automation  control  technology  telepresence  research  robotic  avatar  underwater  AUV  RPV  ROV  submarine  Delicious 
february 2012 by asteroza
Satellite Reception Underway – Technische Universität Darmstadt
Cost is somewhat high, but this may be amenable to roll-to-roll manufacturing, which would allow you to make monster sized solid state phased array antennas.
LCD  phased  array  antenna  materials  science  radio  research  germany  solid  state  Delicious 
february 2012 by asteroza
Molnar Group
Interesting unpatented multiband SDR design with good performance, and size roughly equivalent to dedicated single band ASIC's.
SDR  software  defined  multiband  radio  design  chip  passive  mixer  digital  receiver  solid  state  circuit  design  Delicious 
december 2011 by asteroza
MSA-T Technology
The "well duh" moment when people realize phased array antennas using both metamaterials and semiconductor lithography techniques yield better manufacturing efficiency. Sorta wondered why diode controlled variable fractal antennas aren't also manufactured like chips too...
MSA-T  metamaterial  surface  antenna  semiconductor  printed  phased  array  comunication  patent  intellectual  ventures  IV  directed  materials  physics  radio  research  technology  Delicious 
december 2011 by asteroza
Interference Unlocks Faster Mobile Data - Technology Review
This seems like the next logical step after a context/location aware cellular network where the baseband calculations are offloaded at a datacenter, and there is basically only an amp and antenna at a cell mast. Since a datacenter baseband calculator is doing most of the work in what is essentially a phased array antenna with distributed antennas, it's not a huge logical step to do DIDO. But the extreme location accuracy necessary to get the interference patterns for DIDO to work make this a difficult affair if you can't guarantee location/motion/track data directly from all client devices. But it is interesting that Rearden Labs, the people behind the OnLive! streaming game service, are developing this. Perhaps they have most of the tech developed for OnLive! and are trying to find new markets for the technology?
DIDO  distributed  input  output  phase  harmonic  interference  wireless  network  hardware  electronics  devices  research  spectrum  radio  Delicious 
august 2011 by asteroza
Tactical Vest Antenna System™ | Wearable Antenna Technologies Inc.
Wearable is kinda stretching the definition here, since this is a hard antenna that fits under a hard plate in an armored vest plate carrier.
tactical  plate  carrier  vest  antenna  insert  wearable  military  communications  technology  radio  Delicious 
july 2011 by asteroza
Gov't to allot 2 'platinum frequency bands' to cell phone operators › Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion
So softbank FINALLY might get a low frequency band to fix their radio penetration problems? Or will NTT and KDDi do a bait and switch and screw them over? Getting stuff in the 900MHz would fit in well with an overall plan for acquiring foreign cellphone models with little to no modifications to the hardware, since that's an original GSM band for voice and SMS communications, which would help Softbank enourmously since they have a reputation for dropped calls. It would also improve battery life since it's a lower power mode than operating at UMTS 3G at much higher frequencies. You would still need to use UMTS 3G for data if you want high speed downloads though. COnsidering Vodaphone did the original network deployment, I bet there is a lot of legacy GSM gear that could be activated with a simple software switch.
japan  Softbank  900MHz  900  MHz  platinum  frequency  band  allocation  spectrum  GSM  cellphone  mobile  phone  radio  government  license  Delicious 
november 2010 by asteroza
Piping wireless into the home
Using the ability to pipe radio waves over fiber optics to deploy a UWB short range network inside a home easily with sufficient backhaul bandwidth. Though the obvious problem then is deploying the fiber an UWB accesspoints. I suppose an interesting argument could be made for a dual install of solar fiber optic lighting with RoF hybrid network fiber optic cable, as you could potentially reach all necessary areas.
radio  fiber  RoF  UWB  network  carrier  concept  hybrid  Delicious 
april 2010 by asteroza
Phone-Dialing via Radio Is the Dumbest Thing in Tech Today - DTMF - Gawker
Interesting trick of using inline DTMF tones to dial stuff from sound sources. Marketing stunt, maybe. But then again, I could see someone doing a a web ad (probably flash) doing something similar, where if you mouse over, it shows a QRcode and plays the DTMF tones so your cellphone can acquire the number to be dialed...
marketing  PR  radio  DTMF  tone  cellphone  mobile  phone  dial  dialing  autodial  Delicious 
march 2010 by asteroza
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