Nanotechnology Now





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Fractal Firm Discloses Patent Filing on Wideband Cloaking and Metamaterials

Abstract:
Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc., the pioneering innovator of fractal antenna and fractal electronics technology, today announced that it has filed for patent protection on method and apparatus for producing wideband ‘cloaking' devices and wideband metamaterials. The invention sets a path for the realization of practical devices for rendering objects less distinguishable from their background (that is, invisible) and also for thinner microwave, IR, and optical lenses and devices using ‘negative refractive index'.

Fractal Firm Discloses Patent Filing on Wideband Cloaking and Metamaterials

WALTHAM, MA | Posted on October 22nd, 2008

Previous metamaterial and cloaking devices were incapable of demonstrating effects beyond a narrow frequency or color range and thus had little or no practical use. The new approach uses the self similarity of fractal geometry in a prescribed approach to make the effects work over a much larger band, or range of colors. The effects are arrived at passively, require no power, and will be reduced to a ‘skin' in future applications.

CEO and inventor Nathan Cohen notes: "Cloaking is still a trick found only in science fiction, and it is imprudent to claim that true invisibility will ever be attained. However, this invention shows that there is a methodology, with a firm physics basis, that can get you there and is a major step forward in the progress of metamaterials." Cohen notes that the invention is an application of the complete understanding of the physics of frequency invariance, a principle requiring fractals,which Cohen and a colleague discovered a decade ago. Cohen adds: " It is likely that there will be microwave devices that use this new wideband technology in the next 4 to 5 years and there may be some optical (visible light) uses in that time line also."

####

About Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc
Fractal Antenna Systems supplies products for the world’s most demanding wireless, and electromagnetic applications. Backed by eighteen U.S., and international patents, plus numerous patents pending, Fractal Antenna Systems is the recognized pioneer in fractal technology, with extensive research and field experience. The company is a privately held and headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Fractal Antenna Systems
Valerie Smith
781-275-2300 x00

Copyright © Business Wire 2008

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Clues to inner atomic life from subtle light-emission shifts: Hyperfine structure of light absorption by short-lived cadmium atom isotopes reveals characteristics of the nucleus that matter for high precision detection methods July 3rd, 2015

Pioneering Southampton scientist awarded prestigious physics medal July 3rd, 2015

Groundbreaking research to help control liquids at micro and nano scales July 3rd, 2015

Discovery of nanotubes offers new clues about cell-to-cell communication July 2nd, 2015

Materials/Metamaterials

Pioneering Southampton scientist awarded prestigious physics medal July 3rd, 2015

New technology using silver may hold key to electronics advances July 2nd, 2015

NIST Group Maps Distribution of Carbon Nanotubes in Composite Materials July 2nd, 2015

Proposed TSCA Nanomaterial Rule ‘Premature’, Says Former EPA Toxicologist July 1st, 2015

Announcements

Clues to inner atomic life from subtle light-emission shifts: Hyperfine structure of light absorption by short-lived cadmium atom isotopes reveals characteristics of the nucleus that matter for high precision detection methods July 3rd, 2015

Pioneering Southampton scientist awarded prestigious physics medal July 3rd, 2015

Groundbreaking research to help control liquids at micro and nano scales July 3rd, 2015

NIST Group Maps Distribution of Carbon Nanotubes in Composite Materials July 2nd, 2015

Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Completes Acquisition of IBM Microelectronics Business: Transaction adds differentiating technologies, world-class technologists, and intellectual property July 1st, 2015

NEI Announces the Issuance of Multiple Patents on Self-Healing & Superhydrophobic Coatings June 30th, 2015

Solegear Further Strengthens its Product Development Team: New Hire Seeks to Create New, Disruptive, Sustainable Materials June 17th, 2015

High-tech nanofibres could help nutrients in food hit the spot June 17th, 2015

Photonics/Optics/Lasers

Pioneering Southampton scientist awarded prestigious physics medal July 3rd, 2015

Making new materials with micro-explosions: ANU media release: Scientists have made exotic new materials by creating laser-induced micro-explosions in silicon, the common computer chip material June 29th, 2015

Opening a new route to photonics Berkeley lab researchers find way to control light in densely packed nanowaveguides June 27th, 2015

The quantum spin Hall effect is a fundamental property of light June 25th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project