Compact multi-antenna system for cars with electrically invisible phone antennas for SDARS frequencies

Conference: INICA 2007 - International ITG-Conference on Antennas
03/28/2007 - 03/30/2007 at Munich, Germany

Proceedings: INICA 2007

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Hopf, J. F.; Reiter, L. M.; Lindenmeier, S. M. (Institute of High Frequency Technology and Mobile Communications, Faculty EIT, University of the Bundeswehr, Werner Heisenberg-Weg-39, 85577 Neubiberg, Germany)

In automotive application there is a strong need for compact multifunctional microwave antennas for example for cellular phones, GPS and, in the USA, satellite radio. The mutual coupling between the antennas leads to alterations in the antenna pattern which, in particular with the antenna for the SDARSsatellite system, is not accepted by the providers. In this paper it is shown how the impact of two phone antennas on the SDARSantenna can be reduced to an negligible amount.