Patent Number: 6,166,615

Title: Blind mate non-crimp pin RF connector

Abstract: An RF connector includes male and female connector components. The male component has a multi-diameter dielectric housing cylinder with a metal center conductor extending through an opening in the housing. The center pin extends from each end of the dielectric housing. The center pin and the dielectric housing are sized appropriately to provide a matched impedance at microwave frequencies for the use environment to which the male component is connected. The female connector component includes a dielectric body having a center cavity formed therein. A compressible wire bundle forming a compressible conductor member is recessed into the cavity. The compressible conductor protrudes from the far end of the female cavity allowing contact to a mating circuitry. The male connector component is assembled with the female component, the male center pin being brought into electrical contact with the compressible conductor member. The female connector component is not mechanically mounted to the next level of interconnect, but instead the protruding compressible conductor is brought into compressive electrical contact with a mating circuitry on the next interconnect level.

Inventors: Winslow; David T. (Los Angeles, CA), Quan; Clifton (Arcadia, CA), Romero; Hernan E. (Los Angeles, CA), Howard; Claudio S. (Hawthorne, CA), Robertson; Edward L. (Culver City, CA)

Assignee: Raytheon Company

International Classification: H01P 1/04 (20060101); H01P 001/04 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017