Researchers from BIT develop world’s smallest antenna

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srikanta palResearchers from BIT Mesra claimed to have invented the world’s smallest super compact ultra-wideband (UWB) planar antenna that can find application in homes and the military among other domains.

Academician Professor Srikanta Pal, of  Birla Institute of Technology in Mesra, and his research scholar Mrinmoy Chakraborty have developed the antenna.

The antenna is the world’s smallest at 14 mm X 11 mm and has a high bandwidth.

The UWBs are basically for high data rates, for short range, wireless personal area networks (WPANs). The technology was designed  with the objective of freeing people from wires. It is cheap and their goal was to reduce the size so that it can be pasted on any curved surface.

“The material used for this design is fibre reinforced plastics, which is less expensive. The fabrication process is simple wet chemical etching method,” Pal, who is a Honorary Research Fellow at the Birmingham University in UK from 2010-2014 for his work in radio astronomy, said.

Srikanta Pal is renowned for his research products on World’s largest 110Meter x 100Meter diameter GBT (Green Bank Telescope) that was installed by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), GREEN Bank, USA.

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