Accession Number : ADA180932

Title :   Initial Investigation of Leakage from Waveguide Flanges with Sealing Gaskets,

Corporate Author : ROYAL SIGNALS AND RADAR ESTABLISHMENT MALVERN (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Clarke,J. ; Brown,R.

Report Date : FEB 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The finger shim is effective in reducing the rf leakage from a rectangular WG16 flange. For a good flat flange, the finger shim reduces the leakage about 30dB. Compression gaskets, of either copper or aluminum, are more than 20dB better than the finger shim. Other commercially available plain gaskets are similarly effective.

Descriptors :   *FLANGES, *GASKETS, *LEAKAGE(ELECTRICAL), ALUMINUM, COMPRESSION, COPPER, RADIOFREQUENCY, WAVEGUIDES, GREAT BRITAIN

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE