04314251 is referenced by 262 patents and cites 26 patents.

Two mutually orthogonal radiating antennas each transmit electromagnetic radiation to three mutually orthogonal receiving antennas. The transmitted electromagnetic radiation carries data characterizing the phase and magnetic moment of the electromagnetic radiation. Measurement of the two transmitted signals as received by the set of three orthogonal receiving antennas produces information which, in combination with two known position or orientation parameters, is sufficient to determine in a noniterative manner the six position and orientation parameters of the receiving antennas with respect to the radiating antennas. Use of only two radiating antennas increases the speed of the system and simplifies the transmitter. Alternatively, three radiating antennas and two receiving antennas may be provided to simplify the receiver.

Title
Remote object position and orientation locater
Application Number
6/62140
Publication Number
4314251
Application Date
July 30, 1979
Publication Date
February 2, 1982
Inventor
Frederick H Raab
Burlington
VT, US
Agent
Price Heneveld Huizenga & Cooper
Assignee
The Austin Company
OH, US
IPC
G01S 5/02
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