Simulation and Design of Integrated Vehicular Antennas SDIVA
|Coordinator||Volvo Personvagnar Aktiebolag - Avd. 94734, PV32|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 4 900 000|
|Project duration||August 2014 - July 2021|
|Venture||Electronics, software and communication - FFI|
Purpose and goal
The objectives of the project are to: 1. Develop tools and processes to enable simulation of the antenna system at an early stage, which will result in a shorter development time for new models and the use fewer prototype vehicles for the development of a reliable antenna system solution. 2. Develop a robust optimized antenna concept that is not sensitive to different propagation environments and car bodies.
Expected results and effects
The project expects to have following results: 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 Strengthen knowledge and competence in antenna development within the automotive industry
Planned approach and implementation
The project will be based on an industrial PhD position at VCC and the in-kind work done at VCC. An academic supervisor from LTH will be the scientific leader of the project and an industrial supervisor from VCC will provide support for the project at the company. VCC will report on the progress of the project in regular meetings: Weekly follow-up meetings. Normally through online and phone meetings Monthly follow-up meetings. One-to-one meetings between supervisor and doctoral student Quarterly meetings with formal progress reporting. Normally face-to-face meetings.