Fourth-Generation Free-Space Optics

Free-space optics is a high-bandwidth cost-effective solution to the last-mile problem. It is a wireless, point-to-point (PTP), fiberless, laser-driven and line-of-sight optical communication technology that uses invisible light propagating in free space to transmit information. FSO can transmit data, voice and video simultaneously through the air at speeds capable of reaching 1.25Gbps at a distance of 6.4 km (four miles) in full-duplex mode—enabling fiber-optic connectivity without requiring a physical fiber-optic cable.

Neural Interfacing

With technology today, the line between humans and machines is blurred. Our thoughts, actions and daily lives are being increasingly shaped, supported and…

DARPA and the Brain Initiative

President Obama announced the BRAIN initiative in April 2013. Today, the initiative is supported by several federal agencies as well as dozens of…

Emerging Technologies

Over the last decade there have been many new technologies developed and entered into the public domain for development and commercialization.  Some arrive…