Hidden Antennas for Vehicles

Langley, Richard J. and Batchelor, John C. (2002) Hidden Antennas for Vehicles. IEE Electronics and Communications Engineering Journal, 14 (6). pp. 253-262. ISSN 0954-0695. (Full text available)

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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
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications) > TK7871.6 Antennas and waveguides
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: John Batchelor
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2008 14:48 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2014 15:49 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/7315 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Batchelor, John C.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5139-5765
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