Mitsubishi's SeaAerial is an antenna made from seawater
Mitsubishi has developed an uncommon various to standard antennae, and it makes use of seawater as an alternative of metallic conductors. The brand new system referred to as SeaAerial shoots conductive plumes of seawater into the air to emulate a tall tower and transmit/obtain radio-frequency waves. Mitsubishi even believes it might be the primary seawater antenna that may obtain digital terrestrial TV broadcasts you possibly can watch. (You’ll be able to see a small-scale pattern of a working SeaAerial related to a TV above.) If it has a predecessor, although, we have by no means heard of it.
The corporate developed a particular nozzle to spew out the seawater plumes, since they must be insulated to work. It additionally needed to decide the plume diameter superb for transmitting alerts and managed to compute for a measurement that achieves a 70 % effectivity. Since SeaAerial is comprised of solely two elements (a pump and an insulated nozzle), it may be put in anyplace the place seawater is accessible. Sooner or later, they might be constructed on shores, in the midst of the ocean and even on land if the corporate can work out the right way to include and recycle the water it is utilizing.