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Zero-power receiver

United States Patent

October 4, 2016
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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.
Brocato; Robert W. (Sandia Park, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
14/ 464,634
August 20, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.