News tagged with antennae

Catching signals from a speeding satellite

Soaring high above Earth as they speed through space, satellites are difficult targets to track. Now a new approach developed in Europe is helping ground stations to acquire signals faster and more accurately than ever before.

dateMar 07, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Video: Sentinel-1A radar deployment

Testing the deployment of the Sentinel-1A radar antenna (in fast motion) in the cleanroom at Thales Alenia Space in Cannes, France. As the satellite is designed to operate in orbit, it is hung from a structure during tests ...

dateJan 28, 2014 in Space Exploration
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RF MEMS: New possibilities for smartphones

( —The antennas in most of today's smartphones do not function efficiently in 3G and 4G/LTE wireless environments. This leads to slower download speeds, reduced voice quality, lower energy efficiency and more dropped ...

dateJan 16, 2014 in Engineering
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Engineering antennas into solar panels

Researchers at EPFL have managed to combine antennas and solar cells to work together with unprecedented efficiency in a near future. This is a first step towards more compact and more lightweight satellites. The technology ...

dateDec 02, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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