Initial Measured OTA Throughput of 4G LTE Communication to Cars with Roof-Mounted Antennas in 2D Random-LOS
Paper in proceedings, 2016
We present initial Over-The-Air (OTA) throughput measurements of an LTE device in a Volvo XC90 car with roof-mounted antennas. The measurements were performed in
a semi-anechoic chamber and only in the horizontal plane. The throughput results are presented as a probability of detection (PoD) in 2D Random Line-Of-Sight (Random-LOS) with fixed polarization of the antenna at the base station side. Two carmounted antennas were measured: a wideband two-port sharkfin type antenna in SISO and SIMO receive diversity-mode, and a narrowband monopole antenna. The PoD curves clearly show the expected performance improvements due to the antenna diversity.
In addition, the Random-LOS measurements made it possible to discover potential for improvements of the tested antennas.