Thermal Gaps:

Two options for thermal gaps are the annular choke and the photonic crystal joint (PCJ). The EVLA annular choke and a PCJ were modeled with the K band Feed. The EVLA choke has the slightly better return loss and also a smaller profile. This is a proven design and most likely the thermal gap design for the FPA. The PCJ is more impervious to offsets than the choke, however.

EVLA choke with K band Feed
PCJ with K band Feed

A lateral misalignment of 0.053" for each of the thermal gaps:

EVLA choke S11 with misalignment
EVLA choke S21 with misalignment
PCJ S11 with misalignment
PCJ S21 with misalignment

PCJ

A CST model of S11 for a K band annular choke with circular waveguide diameter 0.543" : PCJs11.bmp
A CST model of S21 for a K band annular choke with circular waveguide diameter 0.543" : PCJs21.bmp

K-Band Annular Choke

A CST model of S11 for the EVLA K band with circular waveguide diameter 0.543" : S11EVLA.bmp
A CST model of S21 for the EVLA K band with circular waveguide diameter 0.543" : S21EVLA.bmp

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