Will It Be Curtains For Satellite Antennas?

For the homeowner who has everything, how about a window shade that doubles as a satellite-TV antenna? Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology, with funding from the Defense Dept., have developed an antenna that consists of a plastic sheet up to 30 inches by 40 inches, with tiny antenna wires and circuits printed on its surface. The sheet, known as a phased-array antenna, could literally hang in the window like a curtain, although Georgia Tech researchers say it would more likely be placed on a roof or wall.

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