The Koch monopole: a small fractal antenna
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Fractal objects have some unique geometrical properties. One of them is the possibility to enclose in a finite area an infinitely long curve. The resulting curve is highly convoluted being nowhere differentiable. One such curve is the Koch curve. In this paper, the behavior the Koch monopole is numerically and experimentally analyzed. The results show that as the number of iterations on the small fractal Koch monopole are increased, the Q of the antenna approaches the fundamental limit for small antennas.
CitationPuente, C., Romeu, J., Cardama, A. The Koch monopole: a small fractal antenna. "IEEE transactions on antennas and propagation", Novembre 2000, vol. 48, núm. 11, p. 1773-1781.