Application Note

Antenna Location Is Not An Architectural Decision

Source: Bird

By Alfred T. Yerger II, Bird Technologies

Antenna Location Is Not An Architectural Decision

There are many different types of antenna system and interference problems such as intermodulation, receiver desensitization, transmitter noise, or adjacent channel interference. However, one of the many reoccurring problems is in the location of the antenna. Since many systems today are extremely complex and involve many frequencies and sites, it is important to identify potential antenna sites early in the process of their implementation. Often, the decision of where these antennas will be located is based on aesthetics without proper engineering input and review, which can cause problems in the future.  Download this application note to learn important considerations and guidelines when it comes to optimal antenna placement.