- Volume 3 Issue 1 Serial No. 4
This paper describes the design, fabrication, and measurement of a low side lobe antenna for RSE base station of the ETCS which is one of the ITS services. The antenna is installed on the gantry of road side and provides the wireless communication lint between vehicles and RSE. The required characteristics of ETCS base station antenna are low sidelobe and specific beam pattern by the road and install environment and installed place of OBU. To minimize the affects of multipath signal by reflection, Circular polarization is required. To get low sidelobe of antenna, array configuration and weighting factor by Taylor distribution in radiator elements are applied. The measured results of fabricated antenna are as follows; return loss of 130MHz by -10dB, an axial ratio of 2.6dB, and a gain of 17dBi. It is found that the measured beam patterns are similar to design results.