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RF isolation test device accommodating multiple nest plates for testing different devices and providing variable testing options

Imported: 23 Feb '17 | Published: 22 Oct '02

Bryan D. Boswell, John L Bidwell, Russell S. Krajec

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A radio frequency (RF) isolation test device providing versatility and flexibility, along with RF shielding, in the testing of various types of devices. The test device includes a removable plate providing connections for access to a device under test when located within the test device. It also includes a base plate for use in securing a removable nest plate within the test device to accommodate testing of various configurations of devices under test.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The accompanying drawings are incorporated in and constitute a part of this specification and, together with the description, explain the advantages and principles of the invention. In the drawings,

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an RF isolation test device;

FIG. 2 is a front view of the RF isolation test device;

FIG. 3 is a side view of the RF isolation test device;

FIG. 4 is a rear view of the RF isolation test device;

FIG. 5 is a top view of the RF isolation test device;

FIG. 6 is a bottom view of the RF isolation test device;

FIG. 7 is a perspective view of the RF isolation test device, showing the test device open;

FIG. 8 is a perspective view of the RF isolation test device with an upper outer enclosure removed;

FIG. 9 is a perspective view of an inner enclosure for the RF isolation test device;

FIG. 10 is a perspective view of the inner enclosure with a front plate removed;

FIG. 11 is rear view of the inner enclosure;

FIG. 12 is a perspective view of a portion of the upper outer enclosure, and the inner enclosure;

FIG. 13 is a perspective view of a lower outer enclosure for the RF isolation test device and including a lower inner enclosure; and

FIG. 14 is a perspective view of the lower outer enclosure.

Claims

1. A radio frequency (RF) isolation test device for shielding a device under test from RF energy, comprising:

2. The test device of claim 1 wherein the upper outer enclosure includes a removable cover.

3. The test device of claim 2 wherein the removable cover is mounted to a portion of the upper outer enclosure by at least one fastener.

4. The test device of claim 1 wherein the lower outer enclosure includes indented portions providing mounting points.

5. The test device of claim 1 wherein the upper and lower outer enclosures are composed of a metallic material and wherein the lower outer enclosure includes an opening for receiving the removable plate.

6. The test device of claim 1 wherein the lower outer enclosure can accommodate fastening of removable plates having different connections.

7. The test device of claim 1 wherein the removable plate includes electrical connections.

8. The test device of claim 1 wherein the at least one fastener comprises a plurality of fasteners.

9. The test device of claim 1, further including:

10. The test device of claim 9 wherein the upper inner enclosure includes an aperture for accommodating connections with the device under test.

11. The test device of claim 9, further including:

12. A radio frequency (RF) isolation test device for shielding a device under test from RF energy, comprising:

13. The test device of claim 12 wherein the lower inner enclosure includes a base plate for use in securing a removable nest plate within the test device to accommodate the device under test.

14. The test device of claim 13 wherein the base plate includes threaded holes for attachment of the removable nest plate.

15. The test device of claim 12 wherein the upper inner enclosure includes a removable front plate.

16. The test device of claim 12 wherein the upper and lower inner enclosures include:

17. The test device of claim 12 wherein:

18. The test device of claim 12 wherein the plate is removable, the test device further including:

19. The test device of claim 18 wherein the removable plate is fastened to a back of the lower outer enclosure.

20. The test device of claim 12, further including: