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Pulsaart by AGC

Antenna Mounting Methods

Riveting

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Clipping

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Adhesive

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Screwing

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Antenna Product
 Development

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All-in-One Antenna Partner:
From Concept to Validation

In an automotive industry increasingly defined by connectivity, our team offers a pioneering edge in antenna development solutions. Our experienced engineers and designers bring long-term expertise in connectivity solutions, supported by state-of-the-art anechoic chambers for unmatched development and validation processes.

 

Specializing in antenna architecture, design, integration, and validation, we tailor our comprehensive services to meet the specific needs of automotive manufacturers, ensuring top-tier vehicle connectivity and performance.

Antenna Development Process

Antenna Architecture

The process of antenna system development involves designing the overall structure and framework of an antenna system. This process typically involves a series of steps designed to ensure that the antenna system is optimized for the specific application and environment in which it will be used. Some of the common steps involved in the process of antenna system architecture include:​

Requirements analysis

The first step in the process of antenna system architecture is to conduct a thorough analysis of the requirements for the system. This may include factors such as the frequency band, data rates, coverage area, and other performance criteria.

Optimization and troubleshooting

The final step in the process of antenna system architecture is to optimize the system for maximum performance. This may involve fine-tuning the antenna position or adjusting the system components to ensure that the system is performing optimally.

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Antenna Design

Whether it is for the complete design of new antennas or for the improvement of an existing product, Pulsaart by AGC engineers have state-of-the-art simulation tools to transform your specifications into a real design.

Combined with our exclusive anechoic chamber, we offer fast and reliable measurements. Our physical optimization is proven in this market thanks to our unique fast-prototyping methods with highly reliable performances.

antenna design process

Radio Antenna Design

Advanced simulations: Pulsaart by AGC digital simulations on entire car models reinvent the antenna design process.

Shorter development: more accurate than conventional simulations, they enable optimized solutions at an early development stage and require a shorter physical prototyping phase. As a consequence, Pulsaart by AGC expertise helps to reduce associated costs and development time.

Fast prototyping: with advanced fast prototyping techniques, Pulsaart by AGC creates handmade samples with electromagnetic behaviour close to serial production units. Combined with our quick and reliable measurements in the anechoic chamber, we can guarantee the performance of the final customer product based on prototype measurements - We get it right first time!

Our strengths

Our Radio Antenna design:

  • Brings together multiple high-performance antennas with superior aesthetics in a reduce space (AM, FM, DAB, RKE, DTV*)

  • Shortens the development schedule by up to one year compared with traditional development

  • Integrates with all other on-glass technologies (coating, heating, HUD**, etc...)

  • Is compatible with production tolerances

  • Strongly reduces the amplifier's diversity compared with classical conception

Our experienced engineers using leading equipment produce the best on-glass antennas on the market

Design
stage

Antenna design

by simulation iteration

Early development stage

Antenna improvement

by measurement iteration /

EMC analysis

Pre-series
stage

Glass antenna
fast prototyping

Serial
stage

Serial vehicle
with antenna

*Amplitude Modulation, Frequency Modulation, Digital Audio Broadcasting, Remote Keyless Entry, Digital Television
**Head Up Display

Telematics Antenna Design

Advanced simulations: at Pulsaart by AGC, we use advanced simulations to design telematics antenna solutions. We address compact RF solutions, evaluate coupling and diversity, predict the effect of material on propagation, and other key parameters. We provide a functional solution for the connected object up to a full car at 10 GHz.

Fast measurements: we can prototype our solutions using a range of technologies and suppliers. We validate our simulations with fast and accurate measurements in our anechoic chambers, right up to the complete connected object.

Drive test: at the final development stage, we perform validation tests according to norms as well as drive tests and results analyses. Our solutions are validated in real conditions.

Our strengths

Pulsaart by AGC develops telematics antennas to connect you wirelessly ( WiFi, Bluetooth, 4G/5G/LTE cellular, and V2X*)

  • Design and supply of telematics antenna on glass, on foil or as modules

  • High performance, almost invisible solutions

  • Integration and validation on the final connected object

  • Ideal positioning and superior aesthetics of on-glass antennas compared to sharkfin style aerials

  • Improved diversity performance through the antennas' spread

  • Optimal integration of antenna modules thanks to our advanced glass knowledge

Serial readiness

Design ready for serial production

Physical optimization

  • Prototyping

  • Measurement in an anechoic chamber

On-vehicle optimization

Digital optimization

  • Assess the impact of a vehicle's body

  • Design and location optimization

Simulation

Vehicle CAD

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Initial antenna design

Antenna Integration

antenna integration

Antenna system integration is the process of combining the individual components of an antenna system into a complete and functional system. It involves connecting and testing each of the components, including antennas, feedlines, and other hardware, to ensure that they are working together effectively. 

 

At each stage of antenna system integration, rigorous testing and validation procedures are required to ensure that the system is operating at its optimal level. This involve field testing, lab testing, or simulations to evaluate the performance of the antenna system in real-world conditions. Overall, effective antenna system integration is an essential part of the design, development, and deployment of modern wireless communication networks.

Possible Antenna Placement

antenna placements in a car
Coated Glass Integration Solution

Coated glass is an advanced glass product where a thin layer of metal, called coating, is applied to the glass which improves the thermal insulation of the glazing. This coating can interfere with radio and telephone waves.

 

Superior aesthetics: Pulsaart takes advantage of the coating's properties to create antennas completely invisible to the final customer. Our unique patented technology supports the design of high-performance antennas while preserving the aesthetics of the vehicle, regardless of the type of coated glass. We can fit almost any antenna type from Broadcast to Telematics in coated glazing (backlite or windshield).

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Coated Glass
Integration Solution

Antenna Validation

At Pulsaart by AGC, our Antenna Validation service ensures your antenna systems meet all performance criteria and regulatory standards. Utilizing advanced diagnostic tools and rigorous testing protocols, we meticulously evaluate every aspect of antenna functionality, from signal integrity to environmental durability. Our certification process affirms your system's readiness for market challenges, optimizing reliability and consumer trust. Benefit from our comprehensive approach to securing superior antenna performance and compliance.

Learn more about our state-of-the-art anechoic chambers and connectivity measurement services here.

car in Pulsaart's anechoic chamber

Troubleshooting

Our troubleshooting methods can intervene throughout the life of a vehicle.

Electromagnetic compatibility: by partnering with our design services at the beginning of the digital development, the automotive OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) is able to confirm the vehicle's electromagnetic compatibility with antennas (EMC) from early prototypes.

Connectivity problems solving: during the vehicle lifetime, drivers may encounter connectivity problems in the passenger compartment (interference, lack of signal, noise). We are able to solve these faults in order to re-establish effective connectivity within the car. This service is ideally suited for the after-market.

Optimization & Troubleshooting

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Our troubleshooting methods can intervene throughout the life of a vehicle.

Electromagnetic compatibility: by partnering with our design services at the beginning of the digital development, the car OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) is able to confirm the vehicle's electromagnetic compatibility with antennas (EMC) from early prototypes.

Troubleshooting

Connectivity problems solving: during the vehicle lifetime, drivers may encounter connectivity problems in the passenger compartment (interference, lack of signal, noise). We are able to solve these faults in order to re-establish effective connectivity within the car. This service is ideally suited for the after-market.

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