Study of On-Glass Mobile Antennas for Digital Terrestrial Television

Shin-ichiro MATSUZAWA  Kazuo SATO  Kunitoshi NISHIKAWA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B   No.7   pp.3094-3096
Publication Date: 2005/07/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.7.3094
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Antennas and Propagation
loop antenna,  batwing antenna,  digital terrestrial television,  mobile antennas,  

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Digital Terrestrial Television (DTV) services began in Japan in December 2003. This paper proposes a novel on-glass antenna for mobile reception of terrestrial television. The gain of the proposed antenna is 4.7 dB higher than commercial monopole antennas when installed on a vehicle. Other merits of this antenna are a broad input impedance bandwidth across the UHF band (470-710 MHz), and the fact that it does not spoil vehicle appearance. Field experiments have confirmed that a diversity system using four of the proposed antennas is capable of mobile DTV reception.