Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
G. Artner, R. Langwieser, C. Mecklenbräuker:
"Material Induced Changes of Antenna Performance in Vehicular Applications";
Talk: International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronic Systems (COMCAS 2015),
- 11-04-2015; in: "International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronic Systems (COMCAS 2015)",
Recent advancements in production materials for cars replace well-known ground plane materials for vehicular antennas. Carbon-fiber composites (CFC´s) replace steel as chassis material, which leads to reduced radiation efficiency. As the production processes of shark-fin antenna modules shift towards laser direct structuring (LDS), it is investigated, if antenna efficiency can be increased by the introduction of a LDS ground plane. Differences in antenna performance are presented on the example of simple LDS and wire monopole-antennas for 5.9GHz (IEEE 801.11p, ITS G5). Gain, efficiency, return loss and the radiation patterns of an LDS design, a CFC and an aluminum ground plane are compared.
carbon fiber, CFC, CFRP, antenna, laser direct structuring, molded interconnect device
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