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Transmission Line Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000095089D
Original Publication Date: 1965-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Stuckert, PE: AUTHOR

Abstract

In this transmission line connector, connection is effected by expansible bladder s. These are also used to remove heat by a circulating contact applied by the fluid conduit. This low thermal impedance is also realized because the expanded metallic bladders press against the ground plane ends.

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Transmission Line Connector

In this transmission line connector, connection is effected by expansible bladder s. These are also used to remove heat by a circulating contact applied by the fluid conduit. This low thermal impedance is also realized because the expanded metallic bladders press against the ground plane ends.

Connector housing 10 comprises strong notched upper and lower metal plates 1 1 and 12. Ends 13 and 14 of two transmission lines are inserted between the plates. Each line contains one or more central signal lines 15 and 15A and pairs of ground planes 16-16A, and 17- 17A spaced apart by layers of insulation 18 and 19.

The ends of lines 13 and 14 are shaped in an oppositely facing stepped formation. Insulation is removed from above signal line 15A and below signal line 15. Thus, the two bare lines can be forced into firm electrical contact. This is done by two thin expansible metallic bladders 20 and 21. The former is seated in notch 22 in plate 11. It is adapted to press against and join adjacent ground plane ends 16 and expand against and electrically connect the adjacent ground plane ends 17 and 17A.

When pressure is applied by bladders 20 and 21 to the outer ground plane faces, it is also transmitted to the inner overlapping signal conductors 15 and 15A. These are pressed together for good electrical connection. When it is desired to separate the line 13 and 14, pressure is reduced in bladders 20 and 21 to free the contacting surfaces for line...