Patent Number: 7,102,579

Title: Satellite antenna with photovoltaic elements for electric power supply

Abstract: A satellite antenna station composed of: a dish for concentrating received electromagnetic energy; photovoltaic elements for supplying electric power to the station; and a positioning device controlled by a control unit. The positioning device is adjustable at least into a first position for optimizing reception of a signal from a satellite and into a second position for optimizing exposure of the photovoltaic elements to solar radiation.

Inventors: Haaft; Andreas ten (Konigsbach-Stein, DE), Haaft; Michael ten (Neulingen-Bauschlott, DE)

Assignee: ten Haaft GmbH

International Classification: H01Q 3/00 (20060101); H01Q 19/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018