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Band-pass filter-like antenna validation in an ultra-wideband in-car wireless channel

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posted on 2015-01-28, 14:09 authored by I.J. Garcia Zuazola, L. Azpilicueta, A. Sharma, H. Landaluce, F. Falcone, I. Angulo, A. Perallos, William WhittowWilliam Whittow, J.M.H. Elmirghani, J.C. Batchelor
Ultra-wideband (UWB) is a very attractive technology for innovative in-car wireless communications requiring high data rates. A designated antenna, which presents a reflection coefficient (S11) matched band comparable to the band-pass filter (BPF) normally required at the transducers, plays a positive contribution in this in-car application and was validated for the scenario. The inherited BPF-like response of the antenna relaxes the specification of the front-end BPF components of the transceivers. The in-car propagation channel was modelled and used to validate the BPF-like antenna. For the modelling, a comprehensive set of well-defined measurements (using a standard antenna) were used to set-up the in-car channel simulator and simulated results were used to validate the BPF-like antenna. In addition, the performance of the UWB radio system is studied and the probability of errors over the communication channel compared using the standard and the BPF-like antenna by predictions.


This work has been part-funded by the European Union.



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GARCIA ZUAZOLA, I.J. ... et al., 2015. Band-pass filter-like antenna validation in an ultra-wideband in-car wireless channel. IET Communications, 9(4), pp. 532-540.


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