Validation of predicted 3D field distributions due to vehicle-mounted antennas against measured 2D field mapping

Conference: CEM 2006 - 6th International Conference on Computational Electromagnetics
04/04/2006 - 04/06/2006 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: CEM 2006

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Ruddle, Alastair R. (MIRA Ltd, UK)

Predicted 3D electric field distributions from TLM models of two vehicle-mounted antenna installations are compared with 2D measurements for similar systems over four horizontal planes. Sample qualitative (visual) comparisons provide some insight into the sources of some of the differences between the models and the measurments. Quantitative measures show that these differences are within the measurement uncertainty for more than 83% of the points for a roof-mounted antenna, and for more than 70% for a wing-mounted case. These results are considered to be excellent, given the disparities between the models and the measurements.