Antigrav Insertion System

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Antigrav Insertion System
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Also see Grav Parachute
Cost Cr200
Size TBD
Type Personal Mobility
Tech Level TL–11
Weight 7.5kg
Manufacturer Various

The Antigrav Insertion System or AGIS is an experimental contragrav "parachute".

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is designed for low altitude use, minimizing the vulnerable period of a paratrooper's descent. A built-in radar altimeter activates a high-current battery at an altitude of 200m, rapidly decelerating (3-4Gs) the wearer of the harness to a safe impact speed by not less than 50m above the ground. The harness is adjustable for most humanoid species, and can handle up to a 300 kg load (a control panel allows for adjustment of total mass).

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Special adaptations and sacrifices were made to get a unit this small, and it was never widely accepted. In particular, its contragrav is power-hungry, and the battery pack only lasts for about 10 seconds, so proper activation altitude is a must.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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