When you think radio antennae, you probably think of an ungainly looking flexible stick-like device made out of wire and steel. But Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is reinventing the humble radio antenna via the SeaAerial, technology that uses a column of seawater to create radio transceiver antenna.
The SeaAerial is based on the use of a specially insulated nozzle that transmits a radio signal to the water column. The circuit is then physically separated from the water, enabling the reception of the radio signal. The diameter of each plume of water is determined using special computer simulations.
This water-based radio antenna is designed for use at sea and along the shores, where it will be capable of efficiently and reliably receiving digital broadcasts.
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