Engineering

Communications system achieves fastest laser link from space yet

In May 2022, the TeraByte InfraRed Delivery (TBIRD) payload onboard a small CubeSat satellite was launched into orbit 300 miles above Earth's surface. Since then, TBIRD has delivered terabytes of data at record-breaking rates ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Researchers realize a high-speed uni-traveling-carrier photodiode

Photodiodes with high speed and efficiency are particularly advantageous to the exponential growth of data communication traffic. However, vertical detector design still faces difficulties in improving high responsivity while ...

Telecom

A navigation system with 10 centimeter accuracy

Researchers of Delft University of Technology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and VSL have developed an alternative positioning system that is more robust and accurate than GPS, especially in urban settings. The working prototype ...

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