29 Feb '16
Frunze NNPO, a state-owned electronics developer in Nizhny Novgorod, in the mid-Volga area, is working on a portable system to gauge electromagnetic fields, including those hazardous to human life.
According to Ilya Averin, Frunze’s deputy CEO for research, the new antenna has “export potential.” It is designed to measure industrial radio noise and dangerous electromagnetic radiation levels, and can possibly compete with international analogs both in the Russian and global markets, the manager said. Rosgidromet, the Russian national weather forecast service, is said to be looking forward to using the new complex, designated “AMT-1.”
Mr. Averin pointed out that using such antennas “enables signal analysis irrespective of the location of a source and the way the antenna is positioned, and makes it possible in certain conditions to pinpoint the coordinates of the source.”
Frunze NNPO is part of KRET, a large Russian radio electronic technology developer and asset of Rostec, the national technology corporation.