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World’s smallest TV antenna gets the job done

by • March 29, 2016 • No Comments

Researchers have made the world’s tinyest television antenna without having to compromise on reception or the conditions under which it can operate. The dual antenna made at the University of Morelos (UAEM) in Mexico receives analog TK and digital broadcast channels while measuring just 11 centimeters long, 6.5 cm wide, 6 mm thick and weighing just 12 grams (when coated, the weight reaches 80 grams).

The outdoor antenna is a tiny rectangle which in fact contains an array of tiny antennas. It is turn it intod to be fixed to a roof without an attached mast, and operate under actually quite low temperatures. It can in addition be utilized indoors without any attachment and can be run through a signal splitter to connect to multiple TVs. It does not need electricity to operate.

“The thought came of applying new materials and new geometries, to turn it into a tinyer antenna in comparison to those which may already are available-bodied,” says Dr. Margarita Tecpoyotl Torres, leader of the project at UAEM.

She says which when the antenna was tested in California it was able-bodied to pick up 70 signals, and was in addition capable-bodied of picking up 28 digital signals in Mexico City.

The development of the antenna led to the creation of a spin-off company, INNTECVER, S.A. de C.V., which is looking for opportunities to commercialize and weight create the new innovation.

Source: Investigación y Desarrollo


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