10th European Conference on Wireless Technology (ECWT)
8-9 October 2007
As part of the European Microwave Week, this is the principal forum for the presentation and discussion of new developments in the field of wireless techniques and technologies for communication, sensing, positioning and navigation applications. ECWT is the premier European forum for the presentation of the current status and future developments trends of wireless technology topics such as applications and standards, systems and signal processing, antennas and propagation, and key technologies and subsystems for base stations and terminals.
High-volume mobile communication (2G/3G) is the driver, which strongly pushes forward the entire wireless field from all its system level design to implementation points of view. Thus, wireless technology is a rapidly expanding field with many new challenges, products and services, in particular for systems such as WLAN, SDR, UWB, Wireless Ad-hoc Network, Mobile Access, 4G, RFID, Local Positioning, Quasi-Zenith Satellite Systems, Digital Broadcasting, HAPS, etc.
Participation of CVIS
"Versatile automobile antenna unit for roadside communication"
by Irene Anite Jensen, Jagath Kumara Halpe Gamage from CVIS partner company SINTEF
The main goal for the CVIS project is to create a wireless network between vehicle and roadside infrastructure. CVIS includes implementation of technology components, to develop a multi-channel terminal. This terminal will be installed in a vehicle, and in this paper we report on the development of the Rooftop Antenna Unit. The antenna unit contains 5 individual antennas, including two WLAN antennas. The WLAN antenna is a broadband double-fed printed monopole antenna designed and optimized within the CVIS project. It covers the frequency band 2.0-6.7 GHz, a bandwidth of 128%. The Rooftop Antenna Unit will be used for the CVIS field trials, taking place at six different test sites throughout Europe.