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Modelling and Performance of Conformal Automotive Antennas

Low, Lester, Langley, Richard J., Batchelor, John C. (2007) Modelling and Performance of Conformal Automotive Antennas. IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, 1 (5). pp. 973-979. ISSN 1751-8725. (doi:10.1049/iet-map:20070050) (KAR id:6167)


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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1049/iet-map:20070050
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics > TK7871.6 Antennas and waveguides
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: John Batchelor
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2008 08:41 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:44 UTC
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