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Microstrip Antenna Array for Multiband Dedicated Short Range Communications

Varum, T. ; Matos, J. N. ; Pinho, P. ; Abreu, R. ; Oliveira, A. ; Alves, J.A.

Microwave and Optical Tech. Letters Vol. 53, Nº 12, pp. 2794 - 2796, December, 2011.

ISSN (print): 0895-2477
ISSN (online): 0895-2477

Scimago Journal Ranking: 0,37 (in 2011)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1002/mop.26394

Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) is the key enabling technology for the present and future vehicular communication for various applications, such as safety improvement and traffic jam mitigation.This paper describes the development of a microstrip antenna array for the roadside equipment of a DSRC system, whose characteristics are according with the vehicular communications standards. The proposed antenna, with circular polarization, has a wide bandwidth, enough to cover the current European DSRC 5.8 GHz band and the future 5.9 GHz band for next generation DSRC communications.