05317327 is referenced by 29 patents and cites 11 patents.

An antenna comprises a quarter-wavelength skirt antenna adapted to be disposed over an artificial ground and comprising a vertical cylindrical tube closed at the upper end and a coaxial feed inside the tube. The radiation pattern of the skirt antenna is essentially omnidirectional with a low elevation angle. The skirt antenna is combined with a helical antenna disposed vertically above the skirt antenna and coaxially therewith. The surface closing the upper part of the tube of the skirt antenna constitutes a reflective plane for the helical antenna favoring a hybrid radiation mode specific to the latter, partially axial and partially radial, by lowering the receive lobe of the radiation pattern towards an elevation angle suitable for receiving signals transmitted via satellite. A coupling device combines the signals received by each of the two antennas and feeds them to a common coaxial line.

Title
Composite antenna for receiving signals transmitted simultaneously via satellite and by terrestrial stations, in particular for receiving digital audio broadcasting radio signals
Application Number
7/903937
Publication Number
5317327
Application Date
June 26, 1992
Publication Date
May 31, 1994
Inventor
Philippe Piole
Rennes
FR
Agent
Wegner Cantor Mueller & Player
Assignee
Telediffusion de France
FR
France Telecom
FR
IPC
H01Q 1/36
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