Simulation and Measurement Results of Complex Integrated Vehicle Antenna Systems for Premium Audio Reception 2001-01-0004
This paper presents the achievements in vehicle antenna system simulation and measurement. Highlights of the applied Method of Moments will be described, as well as needed steps towards an accurate vehicle antenna simulation will be shown. Simulation assessment with correspondence to an antenna test vehicle measured in a highly sophisticated vehicle antenna measurement range will be described. The measurement range, test setup, the antennas with an example of an integrated, multiple glass-antenna-system for FM-diversity reception and the results are provided. With these advanced antenna simulation methods, significant progress in vehicle antenna simulation is achieved which allows virtual prototype development steps in vehicle antenna design. Simulated and measured results will also be given provided for SDARS.