Accession Number : ADP000572

Title :   Dropwire Leakage Due to a Faulty Connector: A General Model Based on Radiation from a Circumferential Slot,


Personal Author(s) : Lovern,Thomas N. , II ; Butler,Chalmers M.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : In this paper we consider the elementary but important case of excitation in which the leakage from the coaxial cable is caused by partially disconnected connector. The coax center conductor is assumed to be continuous but the connector outer fitting is assumed to be unscrewed, effectively leaving a gap in the outer connector of the coax. It is through this circumferential slot that electromagnetic energy reaches the exterior region. In general, the current induced on the exterior surface of the outer coaxial conductor is strongly dependent upon where this gap is located along the length of the coax, and, in turn, exterior fields upon directly upon this surface current. Therefore, in this investigation, the exterior fields are computed for numerous values of the displacement of the faulty connector from the center of the finite-length coaxial cable. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fiber optics transmission lines, *Electric cables, *Electric wire, *Symposia, *Circuit interconnections, Leakage(Electrical), Defects(Materials), Models, Radiation, Slot lines, Fittings, International

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE