Microwave antenna for use in a vehicle

  • US 6,396,446 B1
  • Filed: 03/28/2000
  • Issued: 05/28/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/16/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle comprising:

  • a mirror mounting structure adapted to be mounted to the vehicle, said mirror mounting structure including a mirror housing;

    a mirror mounted in said mirror housing; and

    a microwave antenna mounted to said mirror mounting structure, said microwave antenna including a conductive ground plane and a resonant component for receiving signals from a satellite, said ground plane having an area sufficiently large to substantially block satellite signals that are reflected from said mirror towards said resonant component.

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