[amsat-bb] Re: Fractal Antennas?
aa2tx at comcast.net
Sun Mar 14 08:08:09 PDT 2010
See the article by Steven Best in the June 2003
IEEE Antennas and Propagation magazine. His
analysis shows that they do not work any better than
any other small antenna. I attended a presentation on
his findings at an IEEE antennas society meeting and he
makes a very persuasive case.
There are those who argue that his analysis is not perfectly
fair (i.e. those trying to SELL these antennas) but I
have yet to see any technical analysis that shows otherwise.
At 09:18 AM 3/14/2010, Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF wrote:
>I beleive fractal antennas have been "ignored" because of patent issues.
>On 13-Mar-10 22:26, Dave Marthouse wrote:
> > This seems almost too good to be true. Keep in mind
> that I'm not an engineer. Maybe this technology could be used for
> future amateur satellites, wider bandwidth, more gain, less space, etc.
> > http://www.fractalantennas.com/
> > Dave Marthouse N2AAM
> > dmarthouse at gmail.com
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