Some of the best tunneling diode work from Francesco Amato’s PhD research will appear in the IEEE Journal on RFID this year. This paper contains a comprehensive early survey of long-range communications with extraordinarily low power levels.
Enjoy this oddly-prescient essay on which internet companies you should invest in circa 2001. Long before there was a Facebook, a Twitter, or even much of a Google, there was “The Killer App Equation”. Some of the prognostication was off-base, but there’s much that makes me wish I had put my money where my mouth was (or, more precisely, that I had money to put where my mouth was).
An isolator in RF engineering is an thin spacer placed between an antenna and an electromagnetically lossy object to improve radiation characteristics. Isolators are commonly used in RFID to overcome losses when RFID tags are placed on metallic objects. This set of notes provides an overview of HF (high-frequency) isolator operation using magnetic circuit theory. Notes for HF Isolators
Here is a nice web article on the C-SCoRE program at Georgia Tech, authored by lab friend and C-SCoRE co-conspirator, Prof. Vincent Mooney. Read the article here.
Happy 4th of July!