resonant-mass antenna

resonant-mass antenna

[¦rez·ən·ənt ‚mas an′ten·ə]
(engineering)
A detector of gravitational radiation, consisting of a mass of several tons of aluminum or other metal, in the shape of a cylinder or a truncated icosahedron, and attached electromechanical transducers that convert deformations of the mass to electronic signals.
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Indeed, even today such a feat remains out of reach since there are no resonant-mass antennas in operation that have the required sensitivity.