The GATR Inflatable Satellite Antenna. Now why can’t they make these in a consumer friendly size so we can all carry one around for those moments when we must-have, gotta-have our satellite TV fix?
This unique patented inflatable antenna design allows for a wider aperture (thereby reducing satellite transfer costs) without the added bulk and weight associated with rigid deployable systems. When deflated, the antennas are small enough to fit in the trunk of a small vehicle, and they can even be shipped (non-freight) using a carrier such a Federal Express, thereby reducing shipping costs. Recently, the antennas have demonstrated their usefulness in a variety of other applications, such as emergency response and Media/Entertainment.