CATARC has selected Rohde & Schwarz to supply a full vehicle antenna test (FVAT) system and support services. The system is required to optimize the performance and location of antenna modules, verify compliance with wireless and EMC standards and ensure proper operation of a vehicle’s wireless system. These aspects are essential for the development of emerging technologies such as autonomous driving.
Rohde & Schwarz Market Segment Manager Automotive, Ralf Oestreicher comments: “We are seeing increasing demand for reliable full-vehicle antenna testing as the automotive industry strives to ensure connectivity, efficiency and vehicle safety. As a market leader in EMC, OTA and antenna test solutions, Rohde & Schwarz is proud to meet the demanding system and service requirements of such a prestigious organization as CATARC (Tianjin) Automotive Engineering Research Institute .We look forward to working with CATARC (Tianjin) Automotive Engineering Research Institute and the automotive industry in the future to ensure that all vehicle wireless systems function smoothly and help make autonomous vehicles a reality.”
The turnkey solution for full-vehicle active and passive antenna tests that Rohde & Schwarz is supplying to CATARC (Tianjin) Automotive Engineering Research Institute includes a full anechoic over-the-air (OTA) test chamber, a turntable, an antenna gantry and vehicle lift, the R&S TS8991 test system and R&S AMS32 OTA measurement software.
Furthermore, Rohde & Schwarz is providing project services such as system engineering, training, on-site installation and calibration. CATARC (Tianjin) Automotive Engineering Research Institute and their clients can characterize the entire vehicle antenna radiation pattern in 3D, facilitating optimal positioning and integration of antenna modules and supporting validation as well as certification of antenna systems in a controlled RF environment.