ECE Department Headlines

September 2014

The transistors are formed by the vertical red bars in the image, which are 15nm wide (though designers use the term Researchers Roll Out Free Software to Advance Computer Chip Design - Engineering researchers have developed new software, called FreePDK15, to facilitate chip design - and are making it freely available … [full story]

The cyber-integration of dogs, drones and humanoids (Atlas from Boston Dynamics) during Smart America Expo Smart America Challenge: “the Internet of Things” - Imagine vehicles that can make their own way through a battlefield to pick up the wounded, health information that follows patients … [full story]

June 2014

Image: David Ricketts. Crossing the Goal Line: New Tech Tracks Football in 3-D Space - Referees may soon have a new way of determining whether a football team has scored a touchdown or gotten a first down. Researchers … [full story]

Kyle McKenzie and Corey Meade A Makers’ Place - MakerFaire, the nationwide network of do-it-yourself showcases, is a celebration of all things made. And NC State is the university … [full story]

REAL is a remotely-controlled testing facility that allows students, professors and private companies from around the world to test prototype antennas for wireless devices. Photo credit: Becky Kirkland. Lab Allows ‘Hands-On’ Testing of Antennas from Thousands of Miles Away - Imagine a lab that gives scientists the opportunity to do "hands-on" testing from thousands of miles away. Researchers at NC State … [full story]

From left: Dr. Paul Franzon, David Winick and Shep Pitts Raising Dots, Opening Doors - Dr. Peichun Yang learned Braille at the Rehabilitation Center for the Blind in North Carolina. An NC State materials science and … [full story]

Demonstration of the prototype. Recharging without stopping - Researchers at NC State have been working on an exciting new technology that would make electric cars much more attractive. Their … [full story]

May 2014

This schematic diagram of a small power system network highlights the complexity of the grid. Image credit: Aranya Chakrabortty. Distributed Computing As Defense against Cyberattacks on Power Grids - Imagine a cyberattack that does serious damage to the U.S. power grid. The results wouldn't be pretty. The power grid is complicated… [full story]

(from left) Kurt Saenger-Heyl, Jeffrey Allgeyer, Kyle Barth, and Paula McDonald ECE Announces Senior Award Winners - The ECE department would like to congratulate this year's winners of the ECE Senior Awards: Citizenship and Service: Kurt Saenger-Heyl … [full story]

Dog wearing sensor harness. Photo credit: Alper Bozkurt. Featured Article Dogs, Technology and the Future of Disaster Response - Imagine a team of humans, dogs, robots and drones swooping onto the scene in the aftermath of a disaster and working together to … [full story]

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