Electromagnetic Simulation of Antennas Installed Inside Vehicles
Reducing the overall cost of vehicles while introducing innovative features to meet the growing customer demand is probably the greatest challenge faced by automakers. Electronics has become a large part of a vehicle, not only for infotainment (multimedia, audio, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS) but also for on-board diagnostics (OBD). Many antennas are present on vehicles today and defining proper installment has become a challenge not only due to the antenna performance, but also due to electromagnetic interference (EMI) that one electronic device (on board or off board) can cause with other systems. This presentation will show how electromagnetic simulation can help address all of these issues, detailing how to evaluate the performance of antennas inside the vehicle and how certification tests of automotive electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) standards like ISO 11451-2 can be easily performed using ANSYS tools.