The invention is a new device that will improve the radio link quality for low power wireless devices. An example application is for low power, miniaturized wireless sensor nodes that are statically deployed in a slowly varying environment or that have limited mobility. The device is a reconfigurable antenna that is novel in that it operates with very low (zero-order) energy in contrast to existing system that required both significant computational and DC power.
Weller, Thomas and Frolik, Jeff, "Zero-order energy smart antenna and repeater" (2010). USF Patents. 489.
University of South Florida