Alternatives to gaskets in shielding an enclosure

Federico Centola*, David J. Pommerenke, Xiao Kai, James L. Drewniak

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility: EMC 2002 - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: 19 Aug 200223 Aug 2002


  • Gaskets
  • Grounding points
  • Lossy materials
  • Overlap
  • Shielding effectiveness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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