Coaxial Terminal Protection Device with Disposable Cartridge.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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The present invention relates to protective devices for communication equipment, and more particularly to protective devices utilizing disposable cartridges within coaxial connectors for such communication equipment. High energy electromagnetic pulses, as exist in a nuclear detonation environment, for example, or elsewhere, may damage communication equipment if permitted to penetrate such equipment. In order to protect the equipment, including transceivers, for example, from such pulses, various protective devices are available. However, none of the references or devices previously available permit easy, quick and inexpensive replacement of the devices in the event that failure occurs or a device with different characteristics is desired. Moreover, prior art devices generally require discarding of the entire container along with the electronic circuitry in the event of replacement. Special connectors have to be designed therefor, adding to the expenses involved. Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to overcome the deficiencies of the prior art and provide a protective device for utilization in electronic equipment having coaxial fittings.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment