Inflatable Antenna from GATR

We came across the remarkable innovation that makes it possible to have remote stalactite communication and still has portable infrastructure. GATR Technologies has developed an antenna that can fit right into your backpack.

This is an inflatable 1.2-metre satellite antenna that can fit into a backpack and be carried by a single person. It is a double-layered sphere with one layer a nylon mesh and the other made from sail material. The antenna is in the centre. The receiving dish divides the sphere’s interior into two chambers and by applying pressure to one chamber you can push the antenna into a parabolic shape. The company already sells a larger, 2-metre version but this one is small enough to fit in an airline’s hand luggage area when folded.

For Further info have a look at the following links:
http://www.gatr.com/
http://www.gatr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=71
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2011/07/inflatable-antenna-you-can-sti.html

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Bharteya Anusandhankarta ( Indian Researcher)
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