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Design of a low profile multi-band antenna for vehicular communication system

Abstract

A multi-band antenna fed from co-planar waveguide (CPW) was investigated and optimized for a vehicular communication system, facilitating vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside communication. The antenna covers the frequency bands 2.4 GHz and 5.4-6.0 GHz. This paper outlines the antenna optimization procedure and a design for prototyping. The prototyped antenna was measured and results were compared with a co-linear antenna and a commercial antenna, both meant for the same frequency bands. This paper also presents simulated mutual coupling effects between antenna elements when their positions and orientations on a finite ground are varied. Such knowledge helps to introduce antenna diversity using multiple antenna elements, leading to better antenna performances in mobile environments

Category

Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

Language

English

Author(s)

Affiliation

  • SINTEF Digital / Connectivity Technologies and Platforms
  • Diverse norske bedrifter og organisasjoner

Year

2013

Publisher

IEEE

Book

2013 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), Gothenburg, 8-12 April, 2013

ISBN

978-1-4673-2187-7

Page(s)

1273 - 1277

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