Patent Number: 7,733,281

Title: Combined satellite and broadband access antennas using common infrastructure

Abstract: A method of installing multiple over-the-air antennas is disclosed. The method includes the steps of mounting a satellite antenna to a installation surface, such that the mounting allows the satellite antenna to be aimed at a satellite, attaching a broadband access antenna to one of the installation surface and a portion of the satellite antenna, such that the attaching allows the broadband access antenna to be aimed at a broadband access source, connecting first wiring from the broadband access antenna to a first downconverter and second wiring from the satellite antenna to a second downconverter, providing outputs of the first and second downconverters to a cable in communication with at least a satellite receiver and positioning, on at least a coarse scale, the satellite antenna and the broadband access antenna such that they are approximately pointed at the satellite and the broadband access source, respectively.

Inventors: Karaoguz; Jeyhan (Irvine, CA), Bennett; James (San Clemente, CA)

Assignee: Broadcom Corporation

International Classification: H01Q 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-06-08 0:00:00