HRL Laboratories scientists are aiming for a disruptive improvement in radar, electronic warfare, and communications capabilities they hope will be enabled by their new project. If they are successful, the W-band, nitrogen-polar gallium nitride low-noise amplifier could be the world’s first such device, launching a new generation of defense-oriented electronics applications with a possible improvement of 4 times the output power in W bands over HRL’s existing technology.
Professor Steve Koester of the University of Minnesota came to HRL Laboratories in Malibu, California to access specialized testing equipment. HRL is collaborating with the University of Minnesota on graphene varactors, devices used in artificial impedance surface antennas.
On May 16, 1960, Theodore Maiman, researcher for Hughes Aircraft Corporation, activated the world’s first laser at the company’s brand new research facility in Malibu, California. HRL will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Maiman’s laser on May 16, 2020, 60 years and a few months after the opening of the site.
HRL Laboratories, LLC, electrical engineers have published an advancement on their diamond fin field-effect transistor (FinFET), a device that promises to enable future electronics that operate in high-temperature environments beyond the limits of current technology.
HRL Laboratories, LLC, researchers have published results showing that targeted transcranial electrical stimulation during slow-wave sleep can improve metamemories of specific episodes by 20% after only one viewing of the episode, compared to controls. The same technology may offer a non-invasive treatment to mitigate bad memories that might cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Metamemory describes the sensitivity of whether memories are recalled accurately or not, such as during eyewitness testimony.
HRL Laboratories, LLC, is completing development of wafer-scale infrared focal plane arrays that will dramatically reduce the size and cost of infrared or IR cameras. HRL was selected to carry on Phase III of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s program Wafer-scale Infrared Detectors or WIRED.
HRL Laboratories has won an R&D 100 award in the Mechanical/Materials category for its 7A77 aluminum alloy powder project Nano-functionalized Alloys for Additive Manufacturing. High-strength aluminum alloy can be printed from the powder using standard additive manufacturing equipment, the first time this alloy has been 3D printable.
HRL Laboratories, LLC, Researchers Jim Schaffner and Jae Song of HRL’s Materials and Microsystems Laboratory shared in the TI Best student Interactive Presentation Paper award presented at the IEEE 68th Electronic Components and Technology Conference. The paper presented was Copper Transparent Antennas on Flexible Glass by Subtractive and Semi-Additive Fabrication for Automotive Applications.
The paper presented was Copper Transparent Antennas on Flexible Glass by Subtractive and Semi-Additive Fabrication for Automotive Applications.
HRL Laboratories, LLC, leadership and staff are excited to announce Pamela Fletcher, Vice President of Global Innovation and Research & Development Laboratories for General Motors, is joining HRL’s Board of Directors.
HRL Laboratories, LLC, joins DARPA’s Lifelong Learning Machines (L2M) program to develop a breakthrough in machine-learning architectures for autonomous systems that will continually improve performance and update their knowledge based on experience, without human supervision.