RF coupling simulation model development for optimal placement of antennas supporting wireless communications systems

Robert Gray, Mike DiBenedetto

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Abstract

The locomotive cab's limited rooftop area requires that the transmitting and receiving antennas for communications be placed in close proximity to one another. Currently, no means exist to aid the railroad radio frequency (RF) engineer in placing these antennas so that mutual communications interference is minimized. The goal of this paper is to describe a method that can be used to determine optimal antenna placement in a time- and cost-effective manner. The method described below utilizes various forms of the Friis transmission equation in Monte Carlo simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME/IEEE Joint Rail Conference 2009, JRC2009
Pages297-302
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event2009 ASME/IEEE Joint Rail Conference, JRC2009 - Pueblo, CO, United States
Duration: Mar 4 2009Mar 5 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME/IEEE Joint Rail Conference 2009, JRC2009

Other

Other2009 ASME/IEEE Joint Rail Conference, JRC2009
CountryUnited States
CityPueblo, CO
Period3/4/093/5/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Transportation

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