RANCHI: In the era of the new technologies where every one is indulging in developing new technologies how Indians can stay behind. India has also come up with its new invention which is neither smartphones nor any other gadgets but with a extraordinary invention in the form of world’s smallest antenna. Indian researchers claimed that they invented the world’s smallest super compact ultra-wideband (UWB) planar antenna. This special smallest antenna can find application in homes and the military among other domains.
Academician Professor Srikanta Pal, who is with the Birla Institute of Technology in Mesra, and his research scholar Mrinmoy Chakraborty have developed the smallest antenna. “Our antenna is the world’s smallest at 14 mm X 11 mm, with much more than a 10:1 bandwidth,” Chakraborty, a PhD student withBIT-Mesra, said.
The ultra-wideband (UWB) technology brings mobility of wireless communications with high data rates, they said. They further added that the technology was designed for short range, wireless personal area networks (WPANs), with the motto of freeing people from wires.
“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.
The antenna is cheap and their goal was to reduce the size so that it can be pasted on any curved surface. Along with that, the process of making the antenna is a standard one, bringing down the production costs.