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Title: Waveguide module comprising a first plate with a waveguide channel and a second plate with a raised portion in which a sealing layer is forced into the waveguide channel by the raised portion

The various technologies presented herein relate to utilizing a sealing layer of malleable material to seal gaps, etc., at a joint between edges of a waveguide channel formed in a first plate and a surface of a clamping plate. A compression pad is included in the surface of the clamping plate and is dimensioned such that the upper surface of the pad is less than the area of the waveguide channel opening on the first plate. The sealing layer is placed between the waveguide plate and the clamping plate, and during assembly of the waveguide module, the compression pad deforms a portion of the sealing layer such that it ingresses into the waveguide channel opening. Deformation of the sealing layer results in the gaps, etc., to be filled, improving the operational integrity of the joint.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1435614
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandian, LLC (Albuquerque, NM) SNL
Patent Number(s):
9,947,981
Application Number:
15/159,377
Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 May 19
Research Org:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English