2012
Electronics

The mixer is one of the basic building blocks of any communication receiver and transmitters. Mixers translate signals from one frequency band to another. The output of the mixer consists of multiple images of the mixers input signal where each image is shifted up or down by multiples of the local oscillator (LO) frequency. The most important mixer output signals are usually the signals translated up and down by one LO frequency.The purpose ofthe mixer is to down-convert the RF frequency signal to the baseband for digitization and thus further processing. In reality mixer output is distorted due to non-linearity in the mixer. In addition, the mixer components and a non-ideal LO signal introduce more noise to the output. ...

Digital photography gives people many benefits, but still has some things lacking. One of them is inability to take pictures in insufficient light exposure conditions. In such situations the voltage of a photoelectric signal produced by a cell of a matrix is low in comparison with thermal noise.

To increase a signal-noise ratio I suggest placing a small mirror or 2-D matrix of microscopic mirrors behind of the basic matrix sensitive to light. It will give the following effect: the ray of light will pass through a matrix, perform useful work, then will be reflected from a mirror and on a back way will pass through a matrix again, having created a useful signal the second time. Thus, ...

Technology Potential:

This project is a potential power distribution improvement on a Global scale. This technology is capable of being applied in the massive electrical/electronic industries as a cheaper alternative to the existing sources of semiconductors like hydrogenated amorphous silicon and mixtures of arsenic, selenium , tellurium,germanium, gallium arsenide, and silicon carbide. All these materials are expensive compared to our potentially cheaper alternative from agro-biomass and the cheap metal in our products. Our products would be targeting a US $25 billion market already existing globally.

Material Production:

A nonreactive, tricky but simple dissolution of a popular raw metal was carried out to make an aqueous metallic solution by treating the metal with a conventional aqueous chemical mixture.
The treated ...

Electromagnetic Waves offer an infinite amount of storage space in small cavities with the help of chiral medium, mirrors and transceivers.

Visible, MW, RF wave spectrum can be utilized as storage and signal processing/computing medium.

Chiral cavity can have multi-layers, mirrors and or circular fiber. http://joam.inoe.ro/arhiva/pdf8_5/5Sabah1.pdf

Injection and reading of multi-quadrature keyed signals require advanced parallel processing controller, electronics, FPGA and transceivers.

Storage is realized by help of delaying and amplifying chiral medium in circular or mirrored slab box cavity form in order to replicate or rotate wave packets over certain time period.

Our design is analogous to good old days' rotating drums used for storage and processing. But in a different medium and size.

Signal processing can be ...

Supercomputers are linked worldwide, creating ultra-high performance cloud, utility, and grid computers. The Bandwidth-Delay Product (BWDP), where “delay” is the round trip time for data transfer, defines required buffer memory. Grid-X is a SeaFire innovation that addresses BWDP, and enables faster local and globally distributed supercomputing at lower power and cost. SeaFire also created a variant called Grid-X Mobile for smartphones.

Grid-X was developed to advance data transfer in high performance computing (HPC) systems. We also developed Grid-X interfaces to the data transfer package GridFTP and interface architecture to iRODS as part of the effort to reduce BWDP in e-Science. Both GridFTP and iRODS are used for HPC data transfer by facilities at NASA, NSF sponsored laboratories, national ...

This invention proposes a conformal flush mount slot antenna, which can be positioned on an arbitrary shaped surface and the “backing cavity” of the antenna can be adapted to a practically any space available. The antenna can be classified as a slot antenna with a backing cavity but unlike a well known slot antenna with a reflector plate or a slot antenna backed by a waveguide resonator this antenna operates on different physical principles. The antenna backing cavity can be made non uniform in longitudinal and transversal directions. The cavity body can be partitioned into narrow strips and each section’s shape can be adapted to available space. The backing cavity, with plurality of gaps and windows, effectively blocks radiation ...

We propose the project of a digital watch, realized by means of inkjet printed silver conductive tracks based on an innovative nanostructured ink, over a glass substrate. The transparency/translucency of glass may result in interesting aesthetic effects depending on the color of the underlying wall/support. Each part of the circuit is visible, including the silver tracks that assume, together with their functional role, a decorative one.

Primarily, the novelty of our proposal resides in the technology used to realize the conductive tracks. Inkjet printing technology is an additive manufacturing process, enabling the direct realization of complex-shaped patterns, with a maximum resolution of 50 micrometers. The process consists in the delivery of droplets of silver nanoparticle solution where needed, on ...

Lately, a lot of work has been done by a number of research groups to create insect-like electromechanical drones. We argue that such drones would suffer from a very limited range and availability of energy, and that for a very long time their efficiency and capability to operate autonomously would be incomparably lower than those of biological systems. The biological systems also have an ability to replenish their energy almost infinitely by consuming natural food, thus they are not dependent upon solar energy.

Therefore, it appears that the most promising drone systems would be the natural insects interfacing the tiny implanted microelectronic chips. The control of the insect movements by electronic means has been demonstrated by supplying current of certain frequencies ...

It will be very difficult to communicate with aliens: we will have so little in common. We need practice; otherwise, first contact could go terribly wrong. It would be a good idea, then, for us to practice by learning to talk to a smart but disparate species here on Earth. Dolphins are an obvious choice.

Over the last two decades there have been great strides in understanding how the human brain works. We are now turning that new knowledge into products like RosettaStone (Figure 2), which works on a backdoor between the visual and language modules of our brains. What we need is a RosettaStone to teach humans dolphin language.

We do not know as much about the dolphin ...

EED Primed for 2012 and The Future

Goal: To develop and use an energy methodology for transportation, e.g. aircraft and automobiles. Usage that would be cost effective, practical and dependable, allowing the particular transport to function much like a hybrid car except without the need for any fossil fuel engine. But it would allow the particular transportation method to operate with its petrochemical propulsion (jet, auto engines), or without thereby allowing the auto to be “driven” and an aircraft be “flown” safety.

Objectives: By using an electric energy device connected to an electric generator or the auto batteries’ output that could be powered by solar power. The device would give the aircraft industry a needed energy solution without the ...

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