Minimum Standards for Communications Antennas, Vehicular Antennas
|Publication Date:||1 March 2008|
The test conditions, and methods of measurement of vehicular antennas in the Land- Mobile Services are presented for establishing conformance to the performance requirements. The supplementary terms and definitions and the conditions of measurement set forth in this standard are intended for typical tests and may be used also for acceptance tests.
This Standard deals only with antennas intended for use in the Terrestrial Land Mobile bands between 25 MHz and 1000 MHz and does not deal with antennas intended for use in military combat applications.
For the purpose of this standard, an antenna is defined as a device for coupling a transmission line to space for the purpose of radiating or receiving electromagnetic waves. It includes any matching, balancing, phasing or other coupling devices up to the point of connection of the transmission line. Vehicular antennas are electromagnetic radiators, or combinations thereof in arrays, used for the mobile communication services at the vehicular station.