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Alternatives to Gaskets in Shielding an Enclosure
Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (2002, Minneapolis, MN)
  • Federico Centola
  • David Pommerenke, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • James L. Drewniak, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Xiao Kai
Abstract

It is well known that a properly placed conductive gasket can complete an enclosure to yield good shielding. But often there are reasons, e.g. control of mechanical dimensions that this cannot be achieved. For these cases, one may want to avoid using a gasket that requires contacts. This paper will analyze alternatives to continuously contacting gaskets such as overlap structures, overlapping structures with different lossy and non-lossy materials, and overlaps with grounding points. It will compare structures by sufficient shielding for a typical class B product, high frequency (1-3 GHz) and low frequency (below 1 GHz) performance.

Meeting Name
IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (2002: Aug. 19-23, Minneapolis, MN)
Department(s)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Center/Lab(s)
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory
Keywords and Phrases
  • 1 to 3 GHz,
  • Class B Product,
  • Conductive Gasket Alternative,
  • Continuously Contacting Gaskets,
  • Earthing,
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility,
  • Electromagnetic Shielding,
  • Enclosure Shielding,
  • Grounding Points,
  • Lossy Materials,
  • Mechanical Dimensions,
  • Nonlossy Materials,
  • Overlap Structures,
  • Packaging,
  • Shielding Performance,
  • Gaskets,
  • Overlap,
  • Shielding Effectiveness
International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
780372646
Document Type
Article - Conference proceedings
Document Version
Final Version
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2002 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.
Publication Date
8-1-2002
Citation Information
Federico Centola, David Pommerenke, James L. Drewniak and Xiao Kai. "Alternatives to Gaskets in Shielding an Enclosure" Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (2002, Minneapolis, MN) Vol. 1 (2002) p. 205 - 209 ISSN: 0190-1494
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david-pommerenke/31/