Patent Number: 6,670,917

Title: Balanced integrated position determination system and communication system

Abstract: An integrated position determination system and communication system isdisclosed that includes an antenna and that includes position signalprocessing circuitry for determining position. The integrated positiondetermination system and communication system also includes a radio forcommunicating with other position determination systems that is coupled tothe position signal processing circuitry and a power supply. Theintegrated position determination system and communication system alsoincludes a range pole to which the other components of the integratedposition determination system and communication system are attached. Thecomponents of the integrated position determination system andcommunication system are located such that the system is both horizontallybalanced and vertically balanced. More particularly, the integratedposition determination system and communication system is horizontallybalanced about the centerline of the range pole and is vertically balancedabout a carrying point.

Inventors: Maniscalco; Charles (Los Altos, CA), Serksnis; Anthony W. (San Jose, CA), Warner; Jack S. (San Jose, CA)

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International Classification: G01C 15/00 (20060101); G01S 5/14 (20060101); G01S 5/00 (20060101); G01S 005/02 (); H04B 007/185 ()

Expiration Date: 12/32016