Influence of Antennas Placement on Car to Car Communications Channel

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

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Reichardt, Lars; Fügen, Thomas; Zwick, Thomas (Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik und Elektronik, University of Karlsruhe (TH), Kaiserstrasse 12, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany)

This paper characterizes the antenna placement effects in car to car communication channels. With a three-dimensional ray tracing simulation tool the narrow- and wide-band channel characteristics are determined for various antenna positions and two typical motorway scenarios. The results show that the channel characteristics can be optimized by selecting the suitable antenna position.