UWB Channel Measurements Inside Different Car Types

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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Schack, Moritz; Kürner, Thomas (Institut für Nachrichtentechnik, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany)
Geise, Robert; Schmidt, Ingo (Institut für EMV, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Ger)
Piesiewicz, Radoslaw (CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy)

Ultra-wideband (UWB) systems become attractive for the automotive environment enabling very high data rates of up to 1.32 Gbps. In this paper, a comparison of ultra-wideband (UWB) channels inside three different car types is carried out. For this study, measurements with a vector network analyzer (VNA) in the frequency band of 3-8 GHz have been conducted and the fundamental features of the in-car UWB channels in terms of large and small-scale parameters are shown. The results are presented for empty and occupied cars as well as for different transmitting antenna positions.