Researchers to develop FABRIC BASED antenna technology

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Researchers to develop FABRIC BASED antenna technology
« on: December 29, 2010, 08:48:16 PM »
December 2010, Loughborough, UK – Loughborough University is to lead a three-year collaborative project with neighbouring Nottingham Trent University to develop a new type of fabric based antenna technology that can overcome problems currently encountered by the military, search and rescue teams and the emergency services.

The groundbreaking project aims to produce a fabric antenna and associated electronics, which could be integrated into a wearer’s uniform. Traditional monopole antennae are said to be bulky, heavy and prone to breaking and they can also attract unwanted attention during covert and security operations. The researchers say that in contrast, the new design will be small, lightweight, flexible and weather resistant.