Accession Number : AD0867409

Title :   Reliable Connectors for Tactical Electronic Equipment.

Descriptive Note : Semiannual rept. 1 Jul-31 Dec 69,

Corporate Author : MARTIN MARIETTA AEROSPACE ORLANDO FL

Personal Author(s) : George, Earl D.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : This program is developing a universal type of backshell hardware for electrical connectors, to interface both standard and MMC-developed extra flexible cables. Results to date include a more effective EMI shield termination technique, combined sheath termination and environmental sealing methods, and conductor clamps to transfer strain from the cable directly to the backshell instead of to the connector pins. Initial tests of prototype hardware have indicated areas requiring further investigation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRIC CONNECTORS, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS)), (*ELECTRIC CABLES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTIONS, STRAIN(MECHANICS), FAILURE(MECHANICS), ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING, RADIOFREQUENCY INTERFERENCE, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), CLAMPS, SEALING COMPOUNDS, LIQUID IMMERSION TESTS, VIBRATION, TEMPERATURE, SHRINKAGE.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE