Provided by: EMW Publishing
Date Added: Apr 2015
In this paper, the authors analyze and documents the merits of incorporating fractal design in micro strip antenna intended to be mounted on and integrated into the design of smart vehicles. A novel design is proposed for a compact tri-band hexagonal micro strip antenna to be integrated with the body of a smart vehicle for short range communication purpose in an Intelligent Transport System (ITS). This antenna can be used at 1.575GHz of GPS L1 band for vehicle to roadside communication, at 3.71GHz of mobile WiMAX band (IEEE 802.16e-2005) for blind spot detection and at 5.9GHz of DSRC band (IEEE 802.11p) for vehicle to vehicle communication.