Developing a Multi-Protocol UHF RFID Test Platform

Closeup of person using RFID technology to scan their wristband

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has transformed the way we interact with objects and data, enabling automatic identification and data retrieval. However, the complexity of Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) technology, coupled with a multitude of standards and RF parameter measurement challenges, has led to incompatibility among RFID products and significant testing difficulties.

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Solving the Flight-Critical Radar Challenge

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In the world of aerospace engineering, some projects demand both ingenuity and innovation to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. One such case involved an aging and failing beam steering controller (BSC) used in a flight-critical radar system. The task at hand was to replicate the intricate waveforms of this obsolete BSC, and time was of the essence, with just a few weeks to design and replace the critical component. In this blog post, we explore how a team of experienced engineers tackled this challenge, leveraging cutting-edge technology and a brilliant solution to achieve success.

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NI and the Hydro-Mechanical Fuel Test Facility

Oregon State University Campus

The collaborative efforts of Oregon State University and the Idaho National Laboratory truly paid off in the formation of the Hydro-Mechanical Fuel Test Facility. Equipped with advanced hardware and software technology from National Instruments, this state-of-the-art facility continues to play a pivotal role in qualifying a new prototypic nuclear fuel for high-performance research reactors.

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The ModuMan 100: A Robotic Marvel for Nuclear Decommissioning

4 smoke stacks of a nuclear power plant

In the quest for safer and more efficient nuclear decommissioning processes, engineers push the boundaries of robotics to develop cutting-edge solutions that could withstand the harshest environments. One remarkable creation to emerge from this effort was the ModuMan 100 – a modular robotic manipulator designed to tackle remote handling tasks in hazardous nuclear decommissioning applications. In this blog post, we delve into the fascinating case study of the ModuMan 100 and explore how it revolutionized the future of nuclear decommissioning.

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