Solve for X – Anthony Sutera is an entrepreneur in communications, specializing in radio, satellite and wireless communications systems. He is currently the CEO of Chamtech Enterprises, a company holding several patents on its nano, spray-on antenna technology.
Anthony tells us about an accidental discovery that may change the world of wireless communications.
Using nanoparticles for a spray on antenna that is an order of magnitude better than regular military antennas. They sprayed it on a tree and military testing showed that they antenna sprayed on a tree was better.
Thousands on nanocapacitors that are far more efficient (so they do not build up heat) than antennas with wires.
Can collect power out of the atmosphere or via wireless transmission.
Can make the lining of electric engines more efficient.
Can improve the grid.
Painted an antenna over an iPhone antenna and it was 20 dBm better.
Chamtech has developed simple and easy to use templates for customer RF use (HF, VHF, UHF and SHF) from 1 MHz through 6.4 GHz. Simply hold the template up and spray with three coats, apply the custom made connections, then link the coaxial end to the radio and it is ready to begin TX (transmission) and/or RX (receiving). Our antenna system is completely equipment agnostic & fully functional in under 10 minutes. Chamtech’s Rapid Deployment Antenna Systems allow first responders to re-establish radio communication more quickly and efficiently in any post-disaster environment.
Chamtech has developed the “Spray-On Antenna” to assist intelligence gathering operations by concealing the antennas for equipment that needs to transmit and or receive in frequency bands from 1 MHz through 6.4 GHz. The spray has no reflective values and can also be sprayed over lightly with non-metallic paints to provide additional concealment, ideal for operations that require the ability to “Hide in Plain Sight” (HiPS).
Chamtech’s proprietary material is ideal for antenna solutions on Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) constrained platforms. Our conformal antenna systems are paper thin, and have near-zero heat signatures. Our material can increase performance over traditional copper antennas, reduce weight and power requirements for transmission thereby allowing valuable power sources to be utilized for other applications, including increased operational timespans. Our highly customized antenna solutions are application and platform specific, and can be utilized for a wide variety of communication requirements.
CAGPS-LV1 – Low Visibility Receive-Only GPS Antenna
Uniquely designed for concealment. With its thin, low profile, it can be easily hidden for numerous and diverse applications. The Chamtech “Low/No” Visibility Receive-Only GPS Antenna is virtually invisible when placed on a vehicle glare strip, sun visor or inside a book, magazine or pamphlet. Its “Low/ No” profile, sleek design facilitates discreet placement virtually anywhere. No ground plane or power is required.
CAWB-LV1 – Low Visibility Wide Band Antenna (30-512 MHz)
Designed for 2-way communication from 30 to 512 MHz. This proprietary, patent-pending advanced technology improves the quality of voice and data communications with VHF and UHF LOS (Line of Sight). Its sleek design makes the Chamtech “Low/ No” Visibility Wide Band Antenna an ideal solution for applications where a traditional antenna is not practical or feasible. Portable and lightweight, Chamtech’s antenna is great for training and defensive or offensive operations. No additional ground plane or power is required.
CA800-LV1 – Low Visibility 800 MHz Antenna
Uniquely designed for concealment. With its thin, low profile, it can be easily concealed for numerous and diverse applications. The Chamtech “Low/No” Visibility 800 MHz Antenna is virtually invisible when placed in a vehicle window or glare strip. Its “Low/No” profile, sleek design facilitates discreet placement virtually anywhere. No ground plane or power is required.
Antenna sprayed on a tree
Transmit a mile underwater
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