On past May 19th , MAGICA project satisfactorily passed the Test Review milestone!
In this meeting with the EUSPA, all the partners involved presented the status of the project to the EUSPA’s Project Officer and Reviewers.
The partners showed the antenna prototypes prepared according to the three antenna designs. One of the outcomes of the meeting is the confirmation that the “Crossed IFA spoiler” design is the most suitable design as it is complying with the performances (expected axial ratio and RHCP gain for all the frequency bands) – measurements done with the standalone active antenna. It has an optimal integrability within the vehicle and, one of the most important points, it is the most appropriate cost option according to the Automotive Industry. Even if MAGICA antenna is more expensive than the ones currently present within the Automotive Industry, it is cheaper than the antennas with similar performances (good point!).
During the meeting, the tests expected to be done with the antenna were detailed: in standalone located in a spoiler sample, integrated within the vehicle (at JRC, Italy, and in IDNEO) and system validation tests (at ROHDE & SCHWARZ).
Next steps are executing these tests. Let’s go for it!