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Hidden Antennas for Vehicles

Langley, Richard J., Batchelor, John C. (2002) Hidden Antennas for Vehicles. IEE Electronics and Communications Engineering Journal, 14 (6). pp. 253-262. ISSN 0954-0695. (doi:10.1049/ecej:20020601) (KAR id:7315)


The introduction of new telematics and broadcast systems into vehicles has led to a requirement for multiple antennas that can be hidden from view. This paper commences by presenting the results of simulations to identify the components of a car's structure that influence the radiation pattern, of a printed VHF antenna on the rear windscreen. Two dual-band antenna designs are then presented for operation in the 900 and 1800 MHz telephone bands. The first is a planar inverted-F antenna that can be concealed in the bumpers, the second a hybrid structure based on the top-loaded monopole principle and mounted beneath the vehicle's roof.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1049/ecej:20020601
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: 18 Sep 2008 14:48 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2023 11:30 UTC
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