Energy-harvesting design aims to turn Wi-Fi signals into usable power

Device for harnessing terahertz radiation might enable self-powering implants, cellphones, other portable electronics.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: physics graphene research wireless school-of-science nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-research-laboratory

A smart surface for smart devices

External system improves phones’ signal strength 1,000 percent, without requiring extra antennas.

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL • mit
Feb. 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: internet-of-things internet data networks research wireless school-of-engineering computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail mobile-devices electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs

Sending clearer signals

Associate Professor Yury Polyanskiy is working to keep data flowing as the “internet of things” becomes a reality.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 11, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: internet-of-things data profile research wireless school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology faculty idss laboratory-for-information-and-decision-systems-lids mobile-devices

Researchers generate terahertz laser with laughing gas

Device may enable “T-ray vision” and better wireless communication.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 14, 2019 ~10 min

Tags: mathematics physics energy research wireless school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf department-of-defense-dod

Antenna system developed at Lincoln Laboratory aims to improve wireless communications

In-band full-duplex techniques applied to a phased-array antenna may provide a tenfold speedup in data transmit and receive rates while supporting a rapidly increasing number of wireless devices.

Dorothy Ryan | Lincoln Laboratory • mit
Oct. 21, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: research wireless communications lincoln-laboratory

SMART develops a way to commercially manufacture integrated silicon III-V chips

New method from MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore paves the way for improved optoelectronic and 5G devices.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
Oct. 3, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: electronics manufacturing research wireless computer-science-and-technology materials-science-and-engineering dmse singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart optoelectronics

Photovoltaic-powered sensors for the “internet of things”

RFID-based devices work in indoor and outdoor lighting conditions, and communicate at greater distances.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 27, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: internet-of-things solar research sensors wireless mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology chemical-engineering photovoltaics

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