Brzeska, Malgorzata (FICOSA International, c/o WILKE GmbH & Co. KG, Schweigerstr. 10; 38302 Wolfenbüttel, Germany)
Quintero, Ramiro; Mata, Víctor; Mata, Víctor; Domingo-Sàbat, Cristina; Martínez, Enrique (FICOSA International, Advanced Communications Business Unit, Pol. Industrial Can Magarola, Ctra. C-17, Km 13, 08100 Mollet del Valles, Barcelona, Spain)
This paper describes the technology with which it is possible to integrate a TMC [Traffic Message Channel] antenna into the navigation device. Existing solutions are based on long wire antennas that are externally attached and cause many handling problems considering antenna positioning. Fractal technology developed/applied by FICOSA enables the integration of TMC antenna directly into the portable device without increasing its volume.