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Antenna Research and Technology for the Intelligent Car

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€466 544
EU Contribution
€361 000
Project website
Project Acronym
ARTIC
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Decarbonisation,
Safety/Security,
Societal/Economic issues
Transport sectors
Passenger transport

Overview

Call for proposal
FP7-ICT-2007-2
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Antenna Research is a strategic enabling technology for intelligent vehicles and road safety services. Car-to-car communications, real time congestions localisation, obstacle and collision radars, on board sensor networks, etc., are based on novel antenna solutions and subsystems integration.

Antenna Research in Europe received great benefits from the structuring efforts provided by the Network of Excellence ACE and its outstanding results, such as the Antenna cutting-edge research, the European School of Antennas (ESoA), the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), the Virtual Centre of Excellence (ACE-VCE) and the ACE Community (joined by over 300 European institutions and 1600 researchers). Moreover, ACE created the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP) to support ACE results beyond the ACE duration (see www.antennasvce.org).

Objectives

The Coordination Action 'Antenna Research and Technology for the Intelligent Car' (ARTIC) was proposed to support the transfer of antenna technology knowledge from ACE to the Intelligent Car Initiative and eSafety in particular, in order to enable the best implementation of the future subsystems for improved safety, higher transport system efficiency, reliable information to drivers, etc.

Methodology

ARTIC operated in synergy and cooperation with the COMeSafety FP6 project to distribute information regarding the latest radio links technology to the stakeholders, to present the best practices on antenna software and measurement procedures, to provide industrial training by the ESoA and to support dissemination by major International Conferences. In addition, the ARTIC achievements were spread to the stakeholders, scientists and the citizens by a dedicated section of the ACE Virtual Centre of Excellence.

The Consortium was comprised of top level organisations in European antenna research and was joined by representatives from the Car-to-Car Communication Consortium.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)

Results

The objectives of the ARTIC project have been achieved within following five work packages:

  • In work package 1, the Antenna Experts Groups (Millimetre-wave and integrated antennas, Small terminal antennas, Wideband and multi-band antennas, Reconfigurable antennas, Array antennas and Smart antennas) provided a full transfer-of-knowledge of the latest antennas technology available for vehicle to vehicle communications, real-time information on traffic and congestions, on-board sensors for vehicle efficiency etc.
  • In work package 2, the ACE best practices was promoted in order to improve simulation and measurements of radio links in vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure communication, networks of in-vehicles sensors, measurement of vehicle antenna systems, etc. An Electromagnetic Data Interface (EDI) was provided to the automotive researchers, for data exchange.
  • In work package 3 events were organised to spread antenna technologies related to latest evolutions in vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure communication. ARTIC sessions on antennas for automotive and annual workshops were organised at EuCAP, in order to disseminate the information towards the scientific community.
  • The work package 4 provides the ARTIC Virtual Centre, hosted by the ACE NoE Virtual Centre of Excellence.
  • In work package 5 a specific course on 'Antennas for the Intelligent Car' was developed, where scientists and manufacturers in vehicle to vehicle communications will be trained on latest antenna technology.

Innovation aspects

ARTIC played an important role in creating interactions between Industry and Universities and in increasing the relevance, the efficiency and the quality of the antennas for automotive applications, producing an expected high impact on vehicle safety and traffic efficiency.

Strategy targets

  • An efficient and integrated mobility system:Acting on transport safety: Saving thousands of lives
  • Innovating for the future: technology and behaviour:A European transport research and innovation policy

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
I.d.s. - Ingegneria Dei Sistemi - S.p.a.
Address
Via Enrica Calabresi 24, 56121 Pisa, Italy
EU Contribution
€204 820
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Universita' Degli Studi Di Siena
Address
Via Banchi Di Sotto, 53100 Siena, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€12 573
Organisation
Asc Antenna Systems Consulting Aps
Address
Selsmosevej 12, 2630 Taastrup, Denmark
EU Contribution
€13 964
Organisation
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1, 1015 LAUSANNE, Switzerland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€20 812
Organisation
Nokia Uk Limited
Address
740 WATERSIDE DRIVE AZTEC WEST, ALMONDSBURY BRISTOL, BS32 4UF, United Kingdom
EU Contribution
€11 460
Organisation
Karlsruher Institut Fuer Technologie
Address
Kaiserstrasse, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€16 211
Organisation
Imst Gmbh
Address
CARL FRIEDRICH GAUSSSTRASSE 2, 47475 KAMP LINTFORT, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€14 124
Organisation
Ruag Space Ab
Address
Solhusgatan, 40515 Goteborg, Sweden
EU Contribution
€27 766
Organisation
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Address
Oude Markt, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€15 997
Organisation
Universidad Politécnica De Madrid
Address
Avda. Ramiro de Maeztu, 3, 28040 MADRID, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€12 359
Organisation
Universite De Rennes I
Address
Rue Du Thabor, 35065 Rennes Cedex, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€10 914

Technologies

Technology Theme
Safety systems
Technology
Antenna technology for road safety
Development phase
Implementation

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