Automotive Windscreen Antenna Analysis

Vehicle manufacturers are incorporating an increasingly wide variety of antennas into vehicles for AM, FM, television and GPS reception, for GSM communication, for automated tolling, and so forth. To find a combination of antenna topologies and locations, which is both functional and aesthetically acceptable, is a very challenging task. Integration of antennas into windscreens has become a popular solution. However, the design of such antennas is a complex procedure, requiring the ability to analyse electromagnetic interactions between thinly layered dielectrics, thin embedded wires, and the surrounding vehicle body. FEKO provides accurate and efficient solutions to analyse complex integrated windscreen antennas.