Contactless non-leaking waveguide flange realized by bed of nails for millimeter wave applications
Paper in proceedings, 2012
Waveguide flanges are typically used to connect and measure high frequency circuits. When good conductive contact is not provided between the joining flange surfaces, currents will flow between them, and thereby causing leakage and losses affecting the circuit performance. This work presents a non-leaking contactless waveguide flange made with bed of nails. The flange does not need any contact when connected to another smooth flange, since the pins surface and the smooth surface together form a stopband suppressing any current and wave propagation between the two joining surfaces of the flanges.