Modelling and Performance of Conformal Automotive Antennas

Low, Lester and Langley, Richard J. and Batchelor, John C. (2007) Modelling and Performance of Conformal Automotive Antennas. IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, 1 (5). pp. 973-979. ISSN 1751-8725. (Full text available)

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Abstract

The modelling of an automotive antenna printed on a glass window is described. Simulations are compared with measurements to verify the model at 100 MHz. Simulations include the entire external car body generated from mechanical CAD data and transformed into an appropriate electromagnetic model. The feed position, element design and antenna orientation for optimum gain are investigated. Surface current distributions over the vehicle are illustrated for different antenna positions. Simulated and measured radiation patterns are acceptable for prototype antenna design.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications) > TK7871.6 Antennas and waveguides
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: John Batchelor
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2008 08:41
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2014 09:16
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/6167 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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