Accession Number : ADD012026

Title :   Dead-Faced Electrical Connector with Electromagnetic Vulnerability Protection.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Erbe,Alfred R

Report Date : 18 Dec 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A electrical connector assembly is disclosed in which the receptacle components are shielded by an electro-magnetic radiaton mask and in which no power is present at the front end of the receptacle when the receptacle is not connected to its mating electrical plug. Intermediate electrical contacts in the receptacle portion of the connector assembly completely close apertures in the mask when the receptacle is not mated and are moved from the mask apertures and into contact with the internal electrical conductors of the receptacle when engaged with the male electrical plug portion of the assembly. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *ELECTRIC CONNECTORS, *ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, *ELECTRIC CONTACTS, *RADIATION HARDENING, VULNERABILITY, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, MALES, MASKS, PLUGS, INTERNAL, ASSEMBLY, APERTURES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE