truncated icosahedral gravitational-wave antenna

truncated icosahedral gravitational-wave antenna

[¦trəŋ‚kād·əd ī‚käs·ə¦hē·drəl ‚grav·ə¦tā·shən·əl ′wāv an‚ten·ə]
(engineering)
A resonant-mass antenna for detecting gravitational radiation in which the shape of the mass is a truncated icosahedron, which is much more efficient for this purpose than a cylinder. Abbreviated TIGA.
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