Evaluate antenna performance using a virtual-drive test in WinProp. Evaluate different car antenna configurations regarding receiving power and MIMO throughput.

Define the topography, building, cars, test route and air interface (for example, LTE). Superimpose three-dimensional car antenna patterns (calculated with Feko) and analyze the radio waves impinging on the car antenna along the test route as well as possible antenna configurations based on performance indicators.

The following configurations are supported:
  • Car-to-car communication
  • Car-to-infrastructure communication
  • Radar channel (collision avoidance)

Figure 1. Examples of car-to-car communication (top) and collision avoidance (bottom).