A new design methodology for modular broadband arrays based on fractal tilings

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Abstract

This paper investigates the radiation characteristics of a new type of array that is based on the family of space-filling and self-avoiding fractals known as Peano-Gosper curves. The elements of the fractal array are uniformly distributed along a Peano-Gosper curve, which leads to a planar array configuration with parallelogram cells that is bounded by a closed Koch curve. These unique properties are exploited in order to develop a design methodology for deterministic arrays that have no grating lobes even when the minimum spacing between elements is increased to at least one-wavelength. This leads to a class of arrays that are relatively broadband when compared to more conventional periodic planar arrays with square or rectangular cells and regular boundary contours. An efficient iterative procedure for calculating the radiation patterns of these Peano-Gosper fractal arrays to arbitrary stage of growth P will also be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2003 IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Communication Technology
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages267-268
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0780381963, 9780780381964
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
EventIEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Communication Technology - Honolulu, United States
Duration: Oct 15 2003Oct 17 2003

Publication series

Name2003 IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Communication Technology

Other

OtherIEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Communication Technology
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period10/15/0310/17/03

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Werner, D. H., Kuhirun, W., & Werner, P. L. (2003). A new design methodology for modular broadband arrays based on fractal tilings. In 2003 IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Communication Technology (pp. 267-268). [1321518] (2003 IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Communication Technology). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WCT.2003.1321518