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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2013, Article ID 623950, 13 pages
Research Article

Innovative Radiating Systems for Train Localization in Interference Conditions

1Thales Alenia Space Italia, Navigation & Integrated Communication Directorate, Via Saccomuro 24, 00131 Rome, Italy
2NEXT, Ingegneria dei Sistemi, Via Andrea Noale 345/b, 00155 Rome, Italy
3University Roma Tre, Department of Engineering, Via Vito Volterra 62, 00146 Rome, Italy

Received 5 December 2012; Revised 21 February 2013; Accepted 3 June 2013

Academic Editor: Renato Cicchetti

Copyright © 2013 C. Vegni et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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