FONSECA, D.S., SEAGER, R.D. and FLINT, J.A., 2015. Textile-to-rigid microstrip transition using permanent magnets. Electronics Letters, 51 (9), pp. 709 - 710.
A novel transition between a rigid-substrate and a flexible-substrate microstrip for use in wearable devices is described. The contact force between the conductors of the two microstrips is supplied by a pair of rectangular magnets. A simulation and measurement study carried out on a test jig comprising a back-to-back pair of such transitions demonstrated an insertion loss of better than 0.5 dB/transition can be achieved in the range of 0-3 GHz.
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