With the unprecedented advancements in the digital realm over the past few years, Internet of Things (IoT) applications redefine how people and devices communicate. Amidst this revolutionary progress, however, improving wireless connectivity issues remains the key to fully unlocking the power of IoT. To address this gap, SkyMirr, a Florida-based provider of high-performance radio frequency (RF) devices and solutions has launched its Multilayer Coupling Controlled Antenna Technology (MulCAT). The technology, which is currently patent pending, helps solve various wireless connectivity problems encountered all over the world.
Existing RF technology lacks the capability to meet the IoT demands overall, including wireless healthcare, energy, communications, etc. These significant service application fields require a much better RF technology than existing ones, which often suffer from weak signal or interference. SkyMirr’s MuLCAT is specially designed to address these issues, as it is a next-generation technology that allows the creation of products that deliver large-scale wireless link improvements for any IoT application, no matter the frequency bands, protocols, or size constraints at hand.
According to SkyMirr founder and CEO Dr. Eric (Youngmin) Jo, the electromagnetic energy emitted by an antenna affects other antennas, creating a coupling effect that negatively impacts each antenna element and reduces performance. This is because the field generated by each element sometimes conflicts with one another.
MuLCAT counters this negative effect by taking inspiration from nature, noting the shapes of galaxies, hurricanes, and water going down a drain. Dr. Jo says this is because they form this shape to minimize energy loss. MuLCAT borrowed this structure to minimize the field-canceling effect and maximize the strength of the radiated energy.
In this way, MuLCAT creates a positive coupling effect, which enhances each antenna element’s performance. According to SkyMirr, MuLCAT ensures doubled frequency bandwidth, doubled data recognition distance, and significantly higher gains in overall IoT applications. These advances have already been verified in the field by global customers and are being employed in their products.
“Skymirr is proud to provide sustainable solutions to some of the most pressing problems in this digital era,” Dr. Jo says. “Our ultimate goal is to see our innovations benefit customers in multiple sectors by advancing IoT possibilities.”