New radio antenna tech could result in much smaller antenna

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    Found this article today about miniaturizing antenna using acoustic resonance. What military applications will this have, is this going to greatly reduce radar equipment weight in the future?

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-00343-8
     
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    For most army radios (RTO guy in a platoon size element) the heaviest part is usually the battery pack or rechargeable pack depending on the types of course. The antenna's are usually bendable piece of metal that are light.

    In my old days the US Army used to carry the PRC 25 Radio in your ruck sack and with an extra battery as well if your lucky to become the RTO.;) It was quite heavy and the batter doesn't last very long. You get less room in your ruck sack to store your bullets, gears, and MREs.

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    Use lug this bad boy here with the exact same kind of M-16A1 rifle and BDU camos and cap.
     
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    It mentions VHF frequencies, which is useful for anti-stealth radar.
     
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