Antenna Arrays and Automotive Applications

This book throws a lifeline to designers wading through mounds of antenna array patents looking for the most suitable systems for their projects. Drastically reducing the research time required to locate solutions to the latest challenges in automotive communications, it sorts and systematizes material on cutting-edge antenna arrays that feature multi-element communication systems with enormous potential for the automotive industry.These new systems promise to make driving safer and more efficient, opening up myriad applications, including vehicle-to-vehicle traffic that prevents collisions, automatic toll collection, vehicle location and fine-tuning for cruise control systems. This book’s exhaustive coverage begins with currently deployed systems, frequency ranges and key parameters. It proceeds to examine system geometry, analog and digital beam steering technology (including ‘smart’ beams formed in noisy environments), maximizing signal-to-noise ratios, miniaturization, and base station technology that facilitates in-car connectivity while on the move. An essential guide for technicians working in a fast-developing field, this new volume will be warmly welcomed as a powerful aid in their endeavors.

  • Covering antennas arrays operating in frequency range from UHF radio frequencies (300 MHz) up to automotive radar system microwave frequencies (above 70GHz)
  • Examines cutting edge technology used in antenna automotive industry
  • Presenting antenna parameters on the base of simulation and measurements of the antenna arrays in the anechoic chamber (without a car) and in real automotive environment

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction

Part I: Performances and Processing Methods
Chapter 2. Typical Array Geometries and Basic Beam Steering Methods
Chapter 3. Smart Beamforming: Main Adaptive Techniques
Chapter 4. Simplified Smart Beamforming

Part II: Practical Design for Automotive
Chapter 5. Base Station Array Examples for Communication with the Vehicle
Chapter 6. Compact Car Mounted Arrays
Chapter 7. Radar Arrays for Vehicle Applications

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Springer (August 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461410738
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461410737
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