Experimental Investigaton of Radio Antenna Wind Noise 971920
Recent advances in the field of vehicle noise control have subjected the automobile to the “drained swamp syndrome”. Quieter engines, powertrains and bodies, combined with passive sound treatments for the interior have unearthed the stumps; radio antenna wind noise is one of them. This has prompted various innovative designs and redesigns for radio antennas that have been employed by major manufacturers in recent vehicles. This paper aims to determine the optimal antenna design through experimental testing both on the road and in the laboratory.