Editor’s Picks

  1. New Study Demonstrates Radio Signal Benefits From Decades-Old Theory

    Engineering researchers have demonstrated that a longstanding theoretical method called direct antenna modulation (DAM) has real-world utility for boosting the quality of radio signals when transmitting at high data rates. The finding has applications in fields such as military communications.

  2. The Week In 5G: 4/2/2019 – Verizon Defends 'First to 5G' Ads, AT&T Claims It’s First US Carrier To Reach Gigabit Speeds

    Plus, Samsung's 5G Galaxy gets a price tag, Thailand welcomes Huawei, U.S. senators introduce legislation to aid and protect 5G development, and more, all in this edition of The Week in 5G.

  3. The Week In 5G: 3/26/2019 – U.S. Cellular Taps Into Rural 5G Deployment, Verizon Scores Touchdown In 5G Deal With NFL

    U.S. Cellular knows it does not have to go toe-to-toe with the top carriers in 5G deployment. Instead, it has its sights focused on using low-frequency radio spectra to launch 5G services in rural markets and select cities later this year.

  4. Listening To Quantum Radio

    Researchers at Delft University of Technology have created a quantum circuit that enables them to listen to the weakest radio signal allowed by quantum mechanics. This new quantum circuit opens the door to possible future applications in areas such as radio astronomy and medicine (MRI).

  5. AI May Be Better For Detecting Radar Signals, Facilitating Spectrum Sharing

    When vacationers buy a stake in a beachfront timeshare, they decide in advance who gets to use the property when. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is helping the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) institute a similar plan for when commercial wireless providers and the U.S. Navy attempt to share a desirable 150-megahertz (MHz)-wide section of the radio frequency (RF) spectrum for communications.

  6. A Drive-In Movie For The Vehicle Radar

    Sensors in autonomous vehicles have to be extremely reliable, since in the future motorists will no longer constantly monitor traffic while underway. In the past these sensors were subjected to arduous road tests.

  7. U. Of Luxembourg, Goodyear Collaborate On NFC For Automotive Safety

    The University of Luxembourg and the Goodyear Innovation Center in Luxembourg have launched a new research project that studies the use of Near-Field Communication (NFC) in automotive safety systems.

  8. Energy Monitor Can Find Electrical Failures Before They Happen

    A new system devised by researchers at MIT can monitor the behavior of all electric devices within a building, ship, or factory, determining which ones are in use at any given time and whether any are showing signs of an imminent failure. When tested on a Coast Guard cutter, the system pinpointed a motor with burnt-out wiring that could have led to a serious onboard fire.