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System and Method for Path Alignment of Directional Antennas

Abstract: 

A method and device for aligning an antenna to a desired heading. A laser beam is generated and aimed in a direction perpendicular to the desired heading. The line of sight of the laser is translated along the desired heading until the laser is directed to a reflective surface on the antenna's axis of transmission. The antenna is then positioned until the laser beam returns to a detector whose horizontal line of sight is the same as that of the laser, i.e., in a direction perpendicular to the desired heading.

Patent Number: 
7,724,198
Date Of Issue: 
05/25/2010
Inventors: 

Christopher Kipp Axton; Dean Alan Erdman