New metamaterial antenna design patent highlights potential for wireless network infrastructure

July 08, 2019
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Fractal Antenna Systems has received a patent on a metamaterial antenna design called the "metablade," which can act as a drop-in replacement for incumbent Yagi-Uda antennas used in infrastructure applications from Wi-Fi to cell networks but with a smaller form factor (about as large as, and similar in shape to, a traditional antenna's mounting bracket). Fractal Antenna Systems plans to release additional metablade models, including a 5G antenna, later this year. This patent highlights metamaterials' performance advantages over incumbent solutions, and the ability to be used as a drop-in replacement will ease and speed adoption.

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