A newly published study by an international group of researchers has
shown that fractals, complex geometric shapes that repeat of many size
scales, are making possible a new era in design and utility for
conformal and worn electronics.
Writing in the journal Nature, the research group, headed by Jonathan
Fan, showed that fractals offer unique benefits functioning as circuits
and antennas, especially in stretchable applications, such as on-body.
This makes them a key innovation for future wireless applications with
people in mind.
The importance of the published study reflects the value of the
pioneering work and patents by Fractal Antenna Systems. Dating from over
25 years ago, fractal antennas and fractal circuits were invented by
their CEO Nathan Cohen, a physicist and radio astronomer. Notes Cohen,"
We've been well ahead of the curve, so it continues to be refreshing to
see yet more researchers finding, demonstrating, and independently, if
not unwittingly re-affirming the tremendous benefits that our
proprietary technology holds."
Another example of the 'years ahead' stance, the invisibility cloak, was
invented by the firm, and is the patent holder on same, cloaking a
person in 2012. No other goup of researchers has come close to
achieving that result. A recent independent description can be found at: http://www.microwavejournal.com/blogs/9-pat-hindle-mwj-technical-editor/post/21405-metamaterials-realize-many-practical-applications-at-fractal-antenna.
Cohen points out that a series of its patents soundly constitute prior
art in these fractal antenna and fractal electronics applications and
those patents are valid and in-force. "Also, from an applications
standpoint, we've been doing conformal and body worn fractal antennas
and fractal circuits for over 11 years. The US Army was an early
Cohen stresses that the firm is not endorsing the research group, nor
does it construe the new results as an endorsement of the firm.
Nonetheless, Cohen applauds the confirming applied scientific value of
the group's efforts. " We stand ready to collaborate with these
colleagues , should they desire, to shepherd along, yet another example
of the fractal advantage, and are pleased that the prestigious journal
Nature now recognizes that value as well."
ABOUT FRACTAL ANTENNA SYSTEMS, INC.
Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc. (http://www.fractenna.com)
supplies products for the world's most demanding wireless, and
electromagnetic applications. Backed by over three dozen U.S., and
international patents, plus dozens of patents pending, Fractal Antenna
Systems is the recognized pioneer in fractal technology, with extensive
research and field experience in 20 years in business. The company is a
privately held and headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.
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