Effects of Vehicle Furnishings on Performance of Aperture Mounted Multi-Band Conformal Automotive Antenna

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Zhang, Hui; Low, Lester; Rigelsford, Jonathan; Langley, Richard (The University of Sheffield, Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Mappin Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom)

The effects of vehicle furnishings on the performance of a planar multi-band window mounted automotive antenna are discussed. Simulated and measured antenna performance together with field distributions within the vehicle cabin at 900 MHz and 1800 MHz shows the importance of including sufficient cabin furnishings in an electromagnetic model.