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Title: Zero-power receiver

Abstract

An unpowered signal receiver and a method for signal reception detects and responds to very weak signals using pyroelectric devices as impedance transformers and/or demodulators. In some embodiments, surface acoustic wave devices (SAW) are also used. Illustrative embodiments include satellite and long distance terrestrial communications applications.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1327912
Patent Number(s):
9460321
Application Number:
14/464,634
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06K - RECOGNITION OF DATA
H - ELECTRICITY H03 - BASIC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY H03D - DEMODULATION OR TRANSFERENCE OF MODULATION FROM ONE CARRIER TO ANOTHER
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Aug 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Brocato, Robert W. Zero-power receiver. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Brocato, Robert W. Zero-power receiver. United States.
Brocato, Robert W. Tue . "Zero-power receiver". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1327912.
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place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {10}
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