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Conformal and reconfigurable fractal antennas
Author(s): K. J. Vinoy; K. A. Jose; Vijay K. Varadan; Vasundara V. Varadan
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 June 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3990, Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Smart Electronics and MEMS, (21 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388891
Show Author Affiliations
K. J. Vinoy, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
K. A. Jose, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Vijay K. Varadan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Vasundara V. Varadan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3990:
Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Smart Electronics and MEMS
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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