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June 7, 2011

Waltham, MA — (7 June, 2011) — Eleven years of development have finally paid off for Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc.

The firm announced today that it has perfected a new wideband antenna approach based upon its proprietary fractal technology. The new approach, dubbed ‘dissimulationTM antennas, is designed to solve the problems encountered with real antennas in the warfighter’s environment while attaining form factors that disguise the antennas’ functionality.

The modern warfighter needs wideband antennas. Previous efforts that are now in use, are highly restricted by their size, component complexity, weight, power handling, and heat dissipation, as well as frequency coverage. Inventor Nathan Cohen notes: ”Wideband antennas now in use are a hodge- podge of conventional designs clunked together in a single antenna. The compromises they introduce set severe restrictions on the user scenario, size, cost, and enablement. In our dissimulationTM antennas, we have freed up that set of restrictions as best as the laws of nature allow.”

Using intricate, self-repeating and self-scaling fractal geometry, this antenna approach has achieved the ‘sweet spot’ of wide bandwidth, with small size and construction simplicity, while interfacing smoothly with existing equipment. “We tried solving these problems many years ago, working first with British MOD, and over many years have made evolutionary performance improvements with our USG and DOD offerings. But the final outcome is something really new and exciting. The fact that we did this with fractals is no accident, but a deliberate effort to leverage all the advantages that fractals have shown us over the course of decades”, notes Cohen.

One key advantage to the dissimulationTM antenna approach is the deceptiveness of their appearance relative to their performance matrix. “Good luck eyeballing one of these antennas and guessing what they are being used for or how well they work. Most can hardly be recognized as being antennas. They are naturally stealthy. The technology is a real game-changer”, says Cohen.

The dissimulationTM antenna line is at advanced TRL levels and available for immediate needs and acquisition for EW, DF, SIGINT , COMS, and other antenna applications. Available directly and sold to US Gov’t, DOD, and NATO nations only.


Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc. ( 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 over 15 years in business. The company is a privately held and headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.

CONTACT: Jane Winter
781-275-2300 x09

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