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Simulation and Design of Integrated Vehicular Antennas SDIVA

Reference number
Coordinator Volvo Personvagnar AB - Avd. 94734, PV32
Funding from Vinnova SEK 4 372 074
Project duration August 2014 - September 2021
Status Completed
Venture Electronics, software and communication - FFI

Purpose and goal

1. Develop tools/processes to enable antenna system simulation at an early stage, enabling faster development and the use fewer prototype vehicles to obtain reliable antenna solutions. 2. Develop a robust optimized antenna concept that is insensitive to different propagation environments and car bodies. 3. Increase expertise in the car industry to make sure that most suitable antenna solutions are designed. 4. Strengthen industry-academia collaboration in the field of antennas and electromagnetics.

Expected results and effects

Simulations of complete cars with antennas Virtual verification of antenna systems New methods developed for designing the antenna system for vehicles. Virtual models and prototypes developed using the new methods. More efficient and streamlined development process, leading to shorter development project time cycle Prepare Swedish car industry to develop competence, knowledge and tools to handle new challenges in antenna design and connectivity.

Planned approach and implementation

The project was based on an industrial PhD position at VCC and the in-kind work done at VCC. An academic supervisor from LTH was the scientific leader of the project and an industrial supervisor from VCC provided support for the project at the company. Project was extended by hiring a PostDoc at Lund University. The PostDoc completed his 2-year contract in August 2021.

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Last updated 27 October 2021

Reference number 2014-01403

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