JEMAA  Vol.4 No.9 , September 2012
Vehicular Radio Scanner Using Phased Array Antenna for Dedicated Short Range Communication Service
Abstract: Now a day’s accidents are very common due to increased population of vehicle. In order to ensure safety measures in the vehicle this paper has proposed some methodologies regarding careful driving by automatically scanning and analyzing the blind spot area of an intelligent mobile vehicle. A vehicular antenna with minimum perturbation is proposed to be fitted on the vehicle and collect information of the concern area which would ensure visibility of the operator i.e. masked or integrated within the car body. This paper has dealt with the design of Tchebyscheff polynomial based prototype planar microstrip phased array antenna and also redesigned the same when implemented in the body of the car being considered as an electromagnetically large element. Both the design has been experimentally verified with the measurement. The simulated and the measured results in both the cases are found to be in good agreement. More than 11 dB gain was observed at perfectly 30° angles from its broad side direction as desired for blind spot detection with minimum amount of electromagnetic interference inside the car.
Cite this paper: T. Mondal, P. Shishodiya, R. Ghatak and S. Chaudhuri, "Vehicular Radio Scanner Using Phased Array Antenna for Dedicated Short Range Communication Service," Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications, Vol. 4 No. 9, 2012, pp. 362-366. doi: 10.4236/jemaa.2012.49051.

[1]   M. Griffiths, “Intelligent Transport System,” Postnote: Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, London, 2009.

[2]   J. Kuwana and M. Itoh, “Dynamic Angling Side-View Mirror for Supporting Recognition of a Vehicle in the Blind Spot,” International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, ICCAS, Seoul, 14-17 October 2008, pp. 2913-2918,

[3]   S. Jeong, S.-W. Ban and M. H. Lee, “Autonomous Detector Using Saliency Map Model and Modified MeanShift Tracking for a Blind Spot Monitor in a Car,” Seventh International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, San Diego, 11-13 December 2008, pp. 253258. doi:10.1109/ICMLA.2008.129

[4]   B.-F. Wu, C.-C. Kao, Y.-F. Li and M.-Y. Tsai, “A RealTime Embedded Blind Spot Safety Assistance System,” International Journal of Vehicular Technology, Vol. 2012, 2012, pp. 1-15. doi:10.1155/2012/506235

[5]   A. Tang and A. Yip, “Collision Avoidance Timing Analysis of DSRC-Based Vehicles,” Accident Analysis & Prevention, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2010, pp. 182-195. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2009.07.019

[6]   T. Mondal, J. S. Roy and S. R. Bhadra Chaudhuri, “Phased Array Antenna Design for Intelligent Transport Systems,” IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology: Small Antennas and Novel Metamaterial (iWAT), Santa Monica, 2-4 March 2009, p. 1-4.

[7]   T. Mondal, R. Ghatak and S. R. Bhadra Chaudhuri, “Design and Analysis of a 5.88GHz Microstrip Phased Array Antenna for Intelligent Transport Systems,” IEEE International Sumposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC/USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting, Toronto, 11-17 July 2010, p. 1-4.

[8]   H. J. Visser, “Array and Phased Array Antenna Basics,” John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, 2005. doi:10.1002/0470871199

[9]   E. Levine, G. Malamud, S. Shtrikman and D. Treves, “A Study of Microstrip Array Antennas with the Feed Network,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 31, No. 4, 1989, pp. 426-434. doi:10.1109/8.24162