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Patexia Research
Patent No. US 11329372
Issue Date May 10, 2022
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Patent 11329372 - Lightweight radome for housing an antenna > Claims

  • 1. A radome housing for an antenna, the radome housing comprising: a monocoque front housing half having a peripheral lower edge; anda monocoque rear housing half having a peripheral upper edge and configured to mate with the monocoque front housing half in defining a hollow interior in which an antenna arrangement may be received;wherein the front housing half peripheral edge is shaped to define a peripheral channel region configured to receive the rear housing half peripheral edge and contains an adhesive sealant in which the rear housing half peripheral edge is partially submerged in the adhesive sealant before it cures;wherein the monocoque front housing half includes a plurality of alignment pins configured to align the monocoque front housing half to the monocoque rear housing half and prevent accidental contact of the rear housing half peripheral edge with the adhesive sealant unless there is said alignment in the process of mating the housing halves; andwherein the monocoque front housing half includes at least one first clip engagement member and the monocoque rear housing half includes at least one corresponding second clip engagement member configured to mechanically engage with the at least one first clip engagement member and mechanically secure the housing halves to each other in addition to bonding and sealing provided by the adhesive sealant.
    • 2. The radome housing according to claim 1, wherein the peripheral upper edge of the monocoque rear housing half is castellated or scalloped to increase a bonding surface area of the peripheral upper edge.
    • 3. The radome housing according to claim 1, wherein the first clip engagement member has a lower height than the alignment pins such that alignment of the monocoque front housing half to the monocoque rear housing half occurs before mechanical engagement of the first and second clip engagement members.
    • 4. The radome housing according to claim 1, wherein the peripheral channel region is substantially U-shaped.
    • 5. The radome housing according to claim 1, wherein the peripheral channel region has a blind end comprising a stepped portion.
      • 6. The radome housing according to claim 5, wherein the rear housing half peripheral edge extends from an inner surface of the monocoque rear housing half and is set back from an outer surface of the monocoque rear housing half.
        • 7. The radome housing according to claim 6, wherein a base of the rear housing half peripheral edge is configured to abut against the stepped portion causing excess adhesive sealant to be displaced towards an inner wall surface of the peripheral channel region.
    • 8. The radome housing according to claim 1, further comprising a rear casting fitted and secured into a receptacle region provided on an outer surface of the rear housing half, the casting structured to connect with a height adjustable mounting bracket that is affixable to a pole for installation of the radome.
      • 9. The radome housing according to claim 8, wherein a compressible/deformable seal is positioned between a lower surface of a peripheral edge of the rear casting and the receptacle region of the rear housing half to provide a waterproof seal between the lower surface of the rear casting and the outer surface of the rear housing half.
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