Evaluation of Automotive MIMO Antennas for V2V Communication in Urban Intersection Scenarios

TitleEvaluation of Automotive MIMO Antennas for V2V Communication in Urban Intersection Scenarios
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of PublicationIn Press
AuthorsT. Kopacz, A. Narbudowicz, D. Heberling, and M. J. Ammann
Conference NameEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation - EuCAP
Pagination(accepted)
Conference Start Date19/03/17
Conference LocationParis, France
Abstract

The usage of driving assistance systems that are based on V2X communication technologies as ITS-G5 are a promising technology to increase road safety as well as traffic efficiency. To allow for communication even in challenging propagation scenarios (such as busy urban intersection), we investigated a new concept for rooftop mounted beam-steerable vehicular antennas which is a 2-element monopole array (parallel and orthogonal to direction of travel) and a switchless reconfigurable antenna. It shows that the monopole array configurations give the best propagation results in any scenario and time step. However the beams have to be steered dynamically to ensure the best possible communication.