R&D framework will devise on-glass antennas

March 21, 2019 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
R&D framework will devise on-glass antennas
By completing the anechoic chambers in Europe, AGC has established a framework for accelerating the research and development of antennas to meet demand for "connected" cars in the age of IoT and supporting automobile development by its customers on a global scale.

On March 15, 2019, AGC Inc., inaugurated anechoic chambers constructed in Gosselies (Belgium) for the development of automotive on-glass antennas. With the completion of this R&D facility, AGC has established a tri-polar R&D framework for automotive on-glass antennas in Japan, the United States and Europe for the first* time in the glass industry.

In a future mobility society, cars will be equipped with devices such as cameras, LiDARs and sensors. Cars will need to be both connected to each other and have communicative functionality that delivers V2X, connecting cars to all other things. In these circumstances, automotive glass is playing an increasingly important role as an antenna/gateway for radio wave transmission and reception.

For designing and positioning an automotive on-glass antenna to achieve high-speed communication such as broadcasting services and 5G without spoiling the car design, advanced simulation technologies and highly precise measuring technologies are required from the product designing and development phase.

AGC has been an industry leader in the research, development and production of automotive on-glass antennas for over 40 years.


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