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Anthony D Monk: Soft handoff method and apparatus for mobile vehicles using directional antennas. The Boeing Company, Harness Dickey & Pierce, October 2, 2012: US08280309 (26 worldwide citation)

A system and method for implementing soft handoffs in a communications system on a mobile platform. The system employs an antenna controller in communication with a beam forming network that generates two independently aimable lobes from a single beam. The single beam is radiated by a phased array a ...


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Apostle G Cardiasmenos, Anthony D Monk, Luther E Rhoades, John Sangiolo: Multibeam satellite communication antenna. L 3 Communications Essco, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, March 20, 2001: US06204822 (24 worldwide citation)

A low-cost spherical reflector and a mechanically scanned antenna system utilizing such reflectors. The system employs one or more (substantially similar) primary spherical reflectors (each a truncated spherical surface), each having an associated moveable feed driven by a two-axis positioner mechan ...


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Anthony D Monk: Apparatus and methods for radome depolarization compensation. The Boeing Company, Harness Dickey & Pierce, September 20, 2005: US06946990 (23 worldwide citation)

A method of reducing depolarization of a wireless signal passing through an antenna radome. An angle of incidence of the signal relative to the radome is determined. From the determined angle of incidence, at least one offset to signal depolarization attributable to the radome is determined. The off ...


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Anthony D Monk: Point-to-multipoint communications system and method. The Boeing Company, Harness Dickey & Pierce, December 22, 2009: US07636552 (21 worldwide citation)

A point-to-multipoint communications system. The system uses an antenna to generate a single beam having independently steerable, narrow lobes. The phase array and amplitude array distributions used to form the lobes are controlled so that the lobes track and provide full duplex communication links ...


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Anthony D Monk, Janet King, Jeffrey D Miller: Alignment of an elliptical beam of an antenna. The Boeing Company, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C, February 12, 2008: US07330151 (16 worldwide citation)

A system and methods for aligning an elliptical beam of an antenna to a line-of-sight from the antenna to a remote receiver are disclosed. The methods offset the antenna from an initial pointing direction in an antenna pointing coordinate system. Coordinates of the pointing offsets are determined in ...


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Christopher W Fay, Anthony D Monk, Clifford C Olmsted, Edward G Sergoyan: Thickness measuring apparatus and method using a microwave cavity resonator. The Boeing Company, Baker & Hostetler, February 6, 2007: US07173435 (9 worldwide citation)

A measurement device for measuring a thickness of a film layer over a substrate utilizes a microwave source and a resonant cavity having an open side. A microwave signal is introduced at a first end of the resonant cavity with the open side against a surface measurement sample having a film layer ov ...


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Anthony D Monk: Helicopter rotor blade blockage blanking. The Boeing Company, Toler Law Group, September 13, 2011: US08019284 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for blanking a transmission signal to prevent blockage by a recurring obstruction, such as a plurality of helicopter rotor blades, are provided. An obstruction that may block a communication line of sight path is monitored. It is determined when the obstruction is expected to blo ...


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Michael de La Chapelle, Douglas A Pietila, Anthony D Monk: Phased array antenna using identical antenna cells. The Boeing Company, Yee & Associates P C, November 8, 2011: US08054224 (1 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for creating an antenna system. A configuration for a plurality of antenna cells is selected for an antenna in the antenna system. Each antenna cell in the plurality of antenna cells comprises a plurality of antenna elements having a symmetric arrangement. A portion of antenna ...


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Michael de La Chapelle, Anthony D Monk: Soft handoff method and apparatus for mobile vehicles using directional antennas. The BOEING COMPANY, Patterson & Sheridan, April 5, 2016: US09306657

A method of providing a communication link for a mobile platform. The method may involve generating a single beam and controlling the single beam to simultaneously generate first and second communication lobes from the single beam, with the first communication lobe being steered to communicate with ...


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Anthony D Monk, Michael de La Chapelle: Antenna and blower system to remove precipitation from the antenna. The Boeing Company, Charles L Moore, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, August 16, 2011: US07997005

A blower system to remove precipitation from an antenna may include a blower air plenum extending substantially completely along one side of the antenna. A vent is in communication with the blower air plenum and extends substantially completely along the one side of the antenna to direct an airstrea ...