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1. (WO2018041832) SATELLITE EQUIPMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/041832    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/071665
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 30 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H01Q 1/12
H01Q 3/16
H01Q 3/18
H01Q 19/19
Applicants: AVANTI COMMUNICATIONS GROUP PLC
Inventors: WATTS, Simon
PETERS, Graham
Title: SATELLITE EQUIPMENT
Abstract:
Subscriber equipment for use in a satellite system comprises a reflector surface arranged to reflect signals received from a satellite; receiving apparatus arranged for receiving the reflected signals at an antenna feed of the receiving apparatus; a drive mechanism coupled to at least part of the receiving apparatus for moving it relative to the reflector surface; a signal strength detector configured to determine a signal strength indicator for the signals received at the antenna feed; and an antenna controller configured to generate based on the signal strength indicator control signals at a control input of the drive mechanism, thereby moving at least part of the receiving apparatus relative to the reflector surface such that the signal strength of the signals received at the antenna feed increases.