Antigrav Insertion System
|Antigrav Insertion System|
|Also see||Grav Parachute|
The Antigrav Insertion System or AGIS is an experimental contragrav "parachute".
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).
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)
- Loren Wiseman. "Parachutes." Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society 19 (1984): 24.
- Marc Miller. Imperial Encyclopedia (Game Designers Workshop, 1987), 63.
- Frank Chadwick, Dave Nilsen. Traveller: The New Era (Game Designers Workshop, 1993), 336.
- Greg Porter. Central Supply Catalog (Imperium Games, 1996), 5.
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science