Medical Devices & Systems, Diagnostics,
Biodetectors & Sensors, Imaging, Neurotechnology
Energy Storage,
Power, Smart Grids
Information Technology, Data Management
& Storage, Artificial Intelligence
Construction, Sustainability,
Resilient Infrastructure

Wireless Communications, Antenna & Satellite Systems, Electronics

Foldable, Deployable and Reconfigurable Origami Antennas

FIU inventors have designed antennas that are foldable and have two encapsulation layers that house multiple origami substrates. This design allows the foldable antenna to be deployable and also reduce the volume of the foldable antenna while remaining a helical antenna.


  • Tactical, portable and field antennas
  • Airborne and space borne antennas
Frequency Calibration for Audio Synthesizers

The technology facilitates the calibration of oscillation frequencies for an analog audio synthesizer. The technology uses various techniques and systems for effectively performing the initial calibration procedure and to continuously compensate for frequency irregularities, which originate from insufficient calibration and/or frequency drift of the oscillator circuits.


  • Musical instrument design and manufacturing
  • Audio Equipment
Hexagonal Waveguide based Circularly Polarized Horn Antennas

A circularly polarized (CP) horn antenna is used for transmitting and receiving circularly polarized signals for wireless communication, radar, and imaging applications. But for millimeter wave (mm-wave) and terahertz frequency applications, micro-fabrication techniques are needed which can make them expensive. The design gets expensive and sensitive to fabrication tolerances rendering it not very viable for high frequency applications. To overcome these limitations, FIU inventors have designed a new class of CP horns that are easy to fabricate for high frequencies, are not susceptible to dielectric breakdown, and are better-matched due to their hollow waveguide design.


Mm-wave wireless communication and imaging applications

Miniaturized Highly Efficient Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) System

WPT often uses inductive power delivery, which is the use of non-radiating magnetic fields generated by a transmitter coil to induce a current in a receiver coil. Strongly coupled magnetic resonators systems have shown good efficiency and range, but they require a certain distance between the source and the resonators, and therefore occupy a significant volume.

FIU inventors have designed advantageous systems and methods for WPT that can operate at a lower operating frequency, extended WPT range and higher WPT efficiency.


Can be used in the charging of mobile devices, implantable devices or sensors, embedded sensors for structural health monitoring of concrete structures and bridges, wearable devices and healthcare applications

Misalignment Insensitive Wireless Power Transfer (WPT)

WPT is a convenient way to power devices. The drawback of current WPT system is that it is only efficient when the transmitter and receiver elements are resonating at the same frequency and are properly aligned. FIU inventors have designed advantageous systems and methods for WPT that are insensitive to misalignment.


Can be used in the wireless charging/powering of mobile devices, implantable devices or sensors, embedded sensors for structural health monitoring of concrete structures and bridges, wearable devices and healthcare applications

Smart Clothes with Wireless Power Transfer and Sensing Capabilities

Although wireless power transfer (WPT) technology allows wireless power transfer to a receiver, the current WPT technology requires the receiver to be positioned in a specific site, thereby inhibiting the user of the senor from moving. To address this limitation, FIU inventors have designed novel smart clothes that wirelessly transfer power and communicate with a sensor attached on a human body. This technology provides wireless power transfer (WPT) and sensing capabilities at the same time.


  • Wearables, health, diagnostics
Morphing Origami Multi-functional and Reconfigurable Antennas

When applied to satellite communications systems, antennas with a light weight, compact volume, high durability, and high directionality are the preferred configuration. Additionally, the foldable property of origami structures offers a solution to the limitations associated with the storage and transportation of antennas.


  • Spaceborne and airborne applications.
  • Commercial communication (telephone, television, internet).
  • Military use in tactical antennas, field antennas, and other portable antennas.
Origami Reconfigurable Helical Antenna with Multiple Radii

Satellite communications typically use deployable antennas that can be compressed and expanded. In such applications, it is important for the antenna to be able to fit into a small space and then be able to expand to an operational size once the orbit is reached. FIU researchers have developed origami-folded antennas that are compressible for good stowability and expandable to an operational size while maintaining effective operating properties. These antennas are also tunable; the gain of the antennas can be tuned to specific frequencies by adjusting the amount of expansion of the antennas between a compressed state and an expanded state.


  • Airborne and spaceborne antennas
  • Tactile, portable and field antennas
Robotic Intelligent Antennas

FIU inventors have developed robotic intelligent antennas that can change their geometry and function by using robotic mechanisms and AI to optimize or reconfigure performance. Antenna capability can be enhanced through artificial intelligence (AI) to continuously monitor the surrounding environment and real time signal requirements to dynamically transform an antenna structure in response to external or internal stimuli.


  • Airborne and spaceborne antennas
  • Tactile, portable and field antennas
Segmented Helical Antenna with Reconfigurable Polarization

The traditional helical antenna only has one sense; either right-hand circular polarization (RHCP) or left-hand circular polarization (LHCP), which is decided by its rolling direction. It is known that the segmented helical antennas (SHAs) can provide approximately equivalent performance compared to the conventional helical antenna. FIU inventors have designed novel and advantageous helical antennas including a RHCP state and a LHCP state that can be switched easily by mechanical rotation around its center axis.


  • Satellites, communications and global positioning systems
Method for Enhancing UAV Based Communication

This technology introduces a method that overcomes the drawbacks present in current UAV-based communication systems, such as high interference and limited resources to achieve higher capacities by introducing multi-user (MU) – massive multiple input single output (MISO) communication.


  • The invention will enhance UAV communication network deployment in dynamic environments, such as natural disaster sites and hot spot communication scenarios, where ground-based communication infrastructures have been destroyed.
  • Any commercial application of UAVs that will require high data rate connectivity will merit from this technology such as video streaming to users, public responders, etc.
A System for Decoding Intended Motor Commands from Recorded Neural Signals for the Control of Powered Devices or to Interact in Virtual Environments

This technology provides a system of methods embodied in a novel decoder which will translate neural activity into motor intent output.


  • Control of neural prostheses and neural driven appliances.
  • Ability to use decoded signals to interact with virtual environments (e.g. computers).
  • Neural interfaces capable of recording nerve activity for control of prostheses.
  • A model system to assess motor and neuron function during nerve stimulation and regional anesthesia application.
  • As a means to decode electromyogram (EMG) and electroencephalogram (EEG) activity for the purpose of control of powered appliances.