Mobile multimedia antenna systems for station wagons and the achievable diversity effectiveness obtained by analysis of virtual test drives

Authors

  • J. F. Hopf,

    1. Faculty for Electrical and Information Engineering, Institute for High Frequency Technology, University of the Bundeswehr, Munich, Germany
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  • H. K. Lindenmeier,

    1. Faculty for Electrical and Information Engineering, Institute for High Frequency Technology, University of the Bundeswehr, Munich, Germany
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  • L. M. Reiter

    1. Faculty for Electrical and Information Engineering, Institute for High Frequency Technology, University of the Bundeswehr, Munich, Germany
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Abstract

[1] For modern cars, antennas are required for AM reception, FM and TV diversity reception, weatherband reception (USA), terrestrial digital radio, remote control functions, keyless entry, mobile phone for all worldwide used systems, GPS, and in the future, satellite broadcast radio services. Those services cover the frequency range from 150 kHz up to 2.4 GHz. Such kind of a multiantenna system developed for station wagons is presented in this paper. The obtainable FM and TV diversity effectiveness is discussed for several types of antenna arrangements in detail. This value is the number of fictitious completely decorrelated antenna signals and is obtained by virtual test drives. The characteristic of the respective antennas under test is introduced in the software as antenna pattern, measured or calculated with respect to amplitude and phase. During the computer analysis the car with the antennas is driven virtually through a Rayleigh field scenario with desired and undesired signals.