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Innovators at NASA Johnson Space Center have invented a portable communications signal booster that is currently available for licensing. Originally designed to improve communications for lunar missions, this lightweight, portable device can boost incoming signals to improve local reception for cell phones, laptops, satellite and Wi-Fi internet receivers without the need for power plugs, cables or batteries.
A real-time locating system (RTLS) developed at NASA’s Johnson Space Center uses ultra-wideband (UWB) radio frequency (RF) signals for tracking and reporting the position of transmitter-equipped people and objects in a variety of environments.
NASA seeks interested parties to license the Ad Hoc Selection for Voice Over Internet Streams technology developed by engineers at Johnson Space Center. This technology features the ability to select specific audio streams from one or more sources and then convert them into a multicast to the user’s audio player.
NASA’s Johnson Space Center has developed a novel technology that enhances the performance of surface acoustic wave radio frequency (SAW RF) tags for passive radio frequency identification (RFID) and sensor applications.
Innovators at NASA’s Johnson Space Center have patented a system and method that allows for accurate position and attitude determination using a distributed antenna system with a global positioning system. The technology accounts for the non-unique phase centers inherent in distributed antenna systems and can be used with multi-transmitter systems that utilize carrier phase measurements.
Researchers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center have patented a low-cost deployable antenna for use with mobile phones. The antenna consists of a collapsible membrane formed of conductive material; a radiating element capable of transmitting and/or receiving electromagnetic waves; and a ring support formed of a spring-like, deformable material attached to the perimeter of the collapsible membrane.
Innovators at NASA’s Johnson Space Center have patented a modified probe feed design for planar patch-type antennas that provides for simplified integration of circuitry to improve system performance.
Researchers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center have developed an automated method for producing intricate fabric-based circuits and antennas. The method enables the fabrication of complex single- or multilayer circuit patterns and will contribute to a new generation of mobile communication capabilities.
Scientists at NASA’s Johnson Space Center have developed a real-time locating system (RTLS) that uses ultra-wideband (UWB) radio frequency signals for tracking. UWB is a low-power, carrier-free, ultra-wide bandwidth signal transmission that has 100 to 1,000 times finer time resolution than conventional narrowband radio frequencies.