Antigrav Insertion System
|Antigrav Insertion System|
|Also see||Grav 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.