21 June 2000 Conformal and reconfigurable fractal antennas
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The fractal antennas with multi-band and multi-functional capabilities have been very actively studied in the recent years. In contrast, the fractal antenna presented here combines properties of the dielectric substrates with the well-known characteristics of fractal patterns, to result in a wideband conformal antenna. The input characteristics of the antenna is experimentally found to be better than -10 dB for a very band of frequencies from MHz to few GHz band. Another important characteristics of the fractal antennas introduced her is the possibility of making a reconfigurable antenna with this approach. Preliminary simulation results for a fractal reconfigurable antenna are presented here.
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K. J. Vinoy, K. A. Jose, Vijay K. Varadan, Vasundara V. Varadan, "Conformal and reconfigurable fractal antennas", Proc. SPIE 3990, Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Smart Electronics and MEMS, (21 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388891; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.388891

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