Mobile Mark plans for DSRC and C-V2X

First published at ITS America - June 7, 2019

mobilemark_0028Eleanor Sylvan of Mobile Mark

Mobile Mark is featuring two vehicle-mounted antennas that it says are well-suited for the current wave of DSRC and C-V2X trials.

The MXF-5900 MaxFin surface mount antenna provides 2xMIMO coverage for DSRC at 5.9 GHz and global navigation or locational coverage on either GPS or the multi-system GNSS. Mobile Mark insists it is designed to optimise DSRC performance in mobile antennas used in ITS trials.

Just 7.5” long by 2.25” wide and 2.5” tall, it is a compact option and works across the bands with <2:1 VSWR. The company says average gain on the DSRC elements is 4 dBi gain, with a peak gain of 8 dBi. Meanwhile, GPS/GNSS gain is 5 dBic with 26 dB amplifier.

Roof-mounting is recommended to eliminate any shadowing caused by the vehicle itself and to allow optimum line-of-sight signals – and the antenna is also available in a mag-mount version; the MMXF-5900. Meanwhile, the company’s SMW-314 surface mount antenna combines LTE, DSRC & GPS antenna, with the cellular element providing coverage from 694-960 & 1710-3700 MHz and the DSRC element rated from 5.8-6.0 GHz.

The company will also be showing its Bi-Directional Blade Antenna (BD-5900), which can be mounted on a traffic light arm or on a roadside unit or cabinet. “While many intersections are best served by omni-directional antennas, other intersections may experience atypical traffic flows and benefit from Bi-Directional coverage along the principal route,” says Mobile Mark’s CEO Michael Berry.

A Quad-Directional Rod Antenna is in pre-production stage, and will offer what Berry calls an “interesting twist for urban intersections”.

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