Fractal News, Press releases, And Coverage

FRACTAL Steps Up Production of Symphony-SP™

JANUARY 13, 2023

Citing increased demand, Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc. today announced it has increased its production of the Symphony-SP™ antenna. Already known in the industry as the ‘go to antenna’ for 5G midband, the Symphony-SP™ has become the antenna of choice for large venues, especially stadium installs.

Notes CEO Nathan Cohen: “Carriers and installers have rapidly discovered that the Symphony-SP™ is the antenna they need now, and in the future, with its wideband performance covering all US commercial cellular frequencies in usage, including in the 3-5 GHz range, and beyond.”

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FRACTAL Expands Production Capacity

FEBRUARY 4, 2022

This Spring Fractal Antenna Systems (“FRACTAL“) will be increasing antenna production capabilities, the Massachusetts based antenna manufacturer has announced.  

According to Fractal CEO Nathan Cohen, “We have outgrown our existing manufacturing facilities due to strong customer demand for public safety and telecom antennas.  Since we are not dependent on international supply chain bottlenecks, we can serve our customers with locally sourced products while maintaining competitive pricing.

The new facility (shown at the start of build-out) will feature increased floor space, allowing for production of several antenna lines simultaneously, quality control inspection, and expanded space for research and development.

Adds Cohen, “Fractal based technology enables our world-class in-house production capabilities.  Our extensive patent portfolio, combined with almost 30 years of design and manufacturing experience, has allowed us to earn the trust and respect of our customers and markets globally.  We are there, as always, for them.

”In addition to the firm’s fractal technology advantages, FRACTAL uses its patented proprietary 3D printing technology to leverage their American based production capabilities. “FRACTAL uses the next generation in antenna production, and our customers see those benefits today.”

IEEE Article Highlights Fractal Antenna Inventor

August 4, 2021

The latest issue of the online magazine IEEE Insights repeats itself—on many scales. Highlighting the global use of fractals as antenna elements, the article celebrates the third of a century landmark for fractal antennas and their inventor, FRACTAL’s CEO Nathan Cohen.

See: Why Mobile Phones Can Do So Many Things: The Invention of The Fractal Antenna

Cohen notes: “Its been a crazy journey and it’s fun to see the world-changing invention and the inventor properly attributed. But, I am not a mere historical figure, as in the Monty Python sketch: ’I’m not dead yet’. In fact, I am doing my very best work right now. It’s an exciting time." Cohen is still ahead on the fractal front, with his 79th US patent now in allowance. FRACTAL’s new metamaterial inventions & technologies present enabling opportunities for growth industries in autonomous vehicles, satellites, superconductivity, optics, telecommunications, energy, radar, and electronics, among others. “It started with bending a piece of wire and a aluminum foil cutout. Where it is going is a new world of progress for everyone”, states Cohen.

Fractal Boosts Public Safety Antenna Production

July 16, 2021

BEDFORD, Mass.--Fractal Antenna Systems today reported that it has successfully increased production capacity for its world renowned in-building public safety/ERRCS antennas. FRACTAL’s proprietary technologies enable antennas with high performance in market leading form factors. Featuring wideband VHF, UHF, and 700/800MHz coverage for public safety frequencies in compact sizes with competitive pricing, Fractal’s ‘UA’ series public safety DAS antennas (including its popular UACM-V & UASM-V models) have become ubiquitous in municipal & commercial buildings, universities, residential buildings, transportation facilities, hospitals, factories, and datacenters.

Fractal’s New Antenna Solution Enables 5G in Stadiums and Beyond

September 5, 2019

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc. (FRACTAL) today announced its first sales for the “Symphony-SP” – a new and innovative directional antenna solution for sub-6GHz 5G sector coverage in stadiums and high capacity venues. The Symphony-SP represents a material improvement to existing solutions, delivering wideband coverage in a highly reduced size and weight. The Symphony-SP provides broadband MIMO coverage from 617MHz to 6GHz, with coverage of all key licensed and unlicensed bands – including GSM, LTE, 5G, CBRS, WiFi, C-Band, and LAA. And this coverage comes in a surprisingly small package. The Symphony-SP weighs in at less than 10 lbs and wields a footprint of less than 13”x13”...

Fractal's Metablade technology enables new, superior alternative to Yagis

June 12, 2019

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc. (FRACTAL) today announced upcoming issuance of a fundamental patent on unidirectional antennas, that replace existing applications with smaller, more versatile and visually pleasing options and form factors. The breakthrough is made possible by the firm’s proprietary fractal and metamaterial technology. Close-packing of the fractals makes this a metamaterial, producing a unique composite: a ‘fractal metamaterial,’ that enables wave bending, gain, and control in ways previously not attained. The new fractal metamaterial technology offers a superior alternative to Yagi-Uda antennas.

Fractals Brighten Radar Reflections for Driverless Cars, Satellites

February 4, 2019

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smart roads with self-driving vehicles are an innovation with big problems to solve. Now, Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc. (FRACTAL) reports it has solutions to make road tags brighter to vehicular radar, for improved driverless tracking, and enabling the antiquation of LIDAR systems. The solutions also enable unique advantages for future flying cars/taxis, and even satellites. While reducing the reflected “scattering” to a radar signal, FRACTAL not only found a way to make the reflections disappear, but also found other unique fractal-based solutions that actually enhanced radar reflection. Such unusual reflectors are now called “superscatterers”.

FRACTAL CEO Nathan Cohen to receive prestigious Lee DeForest Award

September 26, 2018

The Radio Club of America, the world’s oldest and most prestigious group of wireless professionals, has announced that FRACTAL’s CEO Nathan Cohen will receive the Lee DeForest Award at the organization’s annual banquet. Cohen’s prolific innovative efforts have led to wide uses of fractal antennas, fractal metamaterials, and related inventions, which he invented over the course of 30 years. Their implementation on the world stage has saved lives, made living easier, and enabled a new generation of modern wireless and electronics. Cohen has also received wide recognition for his invention of the invisibility cloak and created a new field of technology in that process. He holds 50 U.S. patents...

Fractal Antenna Systems Releases new PIM-rated UACM-SP in-building DAS Antenna

July 6, 2018

Today we bolstered our in-building DAS portfolio by introducing the UACM-SP - a wide-band, low-PIM omni-directional DAS and Public Safety antenna. The UACM-SP is the latest model in our flagship UACM wideband product family. It delivers continuous performance from 350MHz - 6GHz, with unity or better gain for all key public safety and cellular bands. This wideband performance makes it the perfect antenna to "future-proof" your system.

Fractal Antenna Receives Patents for Invisibility Cloak and Absorptive Shielding

July 26, 2018

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc. today confirmed the issuance of its newest patents, enabling the next generation of stealth-like invisibility, and absorptive shielding, with commercial applications as well as defense options. Recently issued patent 10,027,033 is a continuation of that state of the art innovation. It discloses a novel means of turning invisibility cloaks on and off, by changing the characteristics of a boundary layer...

Fractal receives new "aperture engine" patent

May 31, 2018

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc. today confirmed the issuance of its newest patents, enabling the next generation of stealth-like invisibility, and absorptive shielding, with commercial applications as well as defense options. Recently issued patent 10,027,033 is a continuation of that state of the art innovation. It discloses a novel means of turning invisibility cloaks on and off, by changing the characteristics of a boundary layer...

Fractal's FM/R metamaterial and antenna technology makes debut at CES

January 12, 2018

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A spinoff of invisibility cloak technology has finally seen the lights and glitz of Las Vegas, as Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc. (FRACTAL) debuted its breakthrough fractal metamaterial technology (FM/R) at the CES. Looking like a prop from a futuristic movie, the FM/R technology was a showcased innovation, with its unique ability to improve RF performance in wireless platforms, enhance existing wireless devices, and enable new ones previously unattainable.

Fractal confirms breakthrough metamaterial technology

July 31, 2017

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fractal Antenna Systems today confirmed that it has developed a new proprietary antenna technology with broad applications, particularly in point to point access with directional antennas. The new technology is enabled by the firm’s fractal metamaterial discoveries and inventions. Fractal metamaterial devices are populated by closely packed ‘self similar’ shaped electromagnetic structures. Developed by the firm, the use of fractal metamaterials has already resulted in a broad range of critical attributes. Now magnification ability publicly joins the list of essential practical advantages.

Escher meets Mandelbrot in battery breakthrough

May 9, 2017

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today’s world is run on batteries, and keeping batteries going is a major technical challenge. For decades battery improvements have been ‘recipe’ driven, searching for exotic compounds to improve capacity and lifetime. Now, Fractal Antenna Systems (FRACTAL) reports a new approach with invention of batteries that have greater performance through geometry, using fractals and self-complementarity.

Fractal applies its proprietary technology to wearables to enable "smart clothing"

March 8, 2017

Wearable fractal antennas were first used in the US military, where Fractal Antenna Systems (the inventor of fractal antennas) used its patented IP to come up with antenna solutions for critical solutions. Not only has the firm created wearable fractal antennas, its baseline of experience on these garment-oriented antennas extends over 15 years. Furthermore it owns the source patent (7,830,319) for such garment fractal antennas, and has several pending patents as well.

Fractal metamaterial sees fundamental source patent

October 19, 2016

Fractal antenna systems has just been issued an NOA by the patent office, signaling the imminent issuance of the fundamental patent on fractal metamaterials. Heat dissipation and power transfer are two of many, key new uses, which also has the broad ’source patent’ independent claim. Nathan Cohen notes: “This is a fundamental piece of applied physics with important applications in technology. Much of this has been independently verified post-invention, by university researchers across the globe. It is humbling and exciting to be the source inventor, and I am grateful for this recognition by the issuance of the patent.”

Dr. Cohen releases new book on fractals and Mandelbrot

May 1, 2015

Our FRACTAL CEO has co-edited a definitive collection on all things fractal, woven around the genius behind it all--Benoit Mandelbrot. Professor Michael Frame at Yale and Dr. Cohen compiled this expansive collection, a must-have for scholars, researchers, and fractal fans. Available at bookstores and on Amazon.

Researchers affirm benefits of fractal antennas and fractal electronics - again

February 11, 2014

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.

Chilling breakthrough with metamaterial technology reported by Fractal

November 25, 2013

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fractal Antenna Systems today divulged that it has filed patent on better methods for removing heat, and controlling its flow and direction. The technology uses tiny resonators made of self-scaled structures called fractals to form a virtual bridge to lead heat, or other electromagnetic radiation forms, controlling flow from one area to another. The resulting ‘heat transfer’ happens at the speed of light and can be superior to other methods such as convection, conduction, or ambient radiation loss.

Invisible man acheived with fractal invisibility cloak

November 16, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc. today disclosed that it has successfully rendered a man invisible. The firm’s new invisibility cloak hid a subject named Peter at microwaves over a wide bandwidth at high fidelity. This is the first time any large object has been rendered invisible and the first time a person has disappeared from view using invisibility cloak technology.

Fractal's antenna takes sound wireless

February 3, 2012

Waltham, MA — (3 February 2012) — WALTHAM, Mass.--(Feb 3, 2012) Rock concerts and sporting events just got the pick-up they needed – the antenna pick-up that is. Live entertainment shows have long been plagued with awkwardly-shaped, low-performance antennas used for wireless microphones and lighting controls. The solution for integrators, until now, has been to build the stage, or the arena, with more and more eyesore antennas just to get satisfactory coverage and performance. Now, Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc. (FRACTAL), with its partner Clair Global (Clair), introduces the solution: the CLAIR CF 1090 antenna.