EP1467431B1 - Adapter for contacting an antenna structure for vehicles - Google Patents

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EP1467431B1
EP1467431B1 EP04003726A EP04003726A EP1467431B1 EP 1467431 B1 EP1467431 B1 EP 1467431B1 EP 04003726 A EP04003726 A EP 04003726A EP 04003726 A EP04003726 A EP 04003726A EP 1467431 B1 EP1467431 B1 EP 1467431B1
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Günter LIPKA
Ortwin Zoller
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R13/00Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/70 or H01R24/00 - H01R33/00
    • H01R13/02Contact members
    • H01R13/22Contacts for co-operating by abutting
    • H01R13/24Contacts for co-operating by abutting resilient; resiliently-mounted
    • H01R13/2407Contacts for co-operating by abutting resilient; resiliently-mounted characterized by the resilient means
    • H01R13/2421Contacts for co-operating by abutting resilient; resiliently-mounted characterized by the resilient means using coil springs
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01QANTENNAS, i.e. RADIO AERIALS
    • H01Q1/00Details of, or arrangements associated with, antennas
    • H01Q1/12Supports; Mounting means
    • H01Q1/1207Supports; Mounting means for fastening a rigid aerial element
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01QANTENNAS, i.e. RADIO AERIALS
    • H01Q1/00Details of, or arrangements associated with, antennas
    • H01Q1/12Supports; Mounting means
    • H01Q1/1271Supports; Mounting means for mounting on windscreens
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01QANTENNAS, i.e. RADIO AERIALS
    • H01Q1/00Details of, or arrangements associated with, antennas
    • H01Q1/27Adaptation for use in or on movable bodies
    • H01Q1/32Adaptation for use in or on road or rail vehicles
    • H01Q1/325Adaptation for use in or on road or rail vehicles characterised by the location of the antenna on the vehicle
    • H01Q1/3275Adaptation for use in or on road or rail vehicles characterised by the location of the antenna on the vehicle mounted on a horizontal surface of the vehicle, e.g. on roof, hood, trunk
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R12/00Structural associations of a plurality of mutually-insulated electrical connecting elements, specially adapted for printed circuits, e.g. printed circuit boards [PCB], flat or ribbon cables, or like generally planar structures, e.g. terminal strips, terminal blocks; Coupling devices specially adapted for printed circuits, flat or ribbon cables, or like generally planar structures; Terminals specially adapted for contact with, or insertion into, printed circuits, flat or ribbon cables, or like generally planar structures
    • H01R12/70Coupling devices
    • H01R12/71Coupling devices for rigid printing circuits or like structures
    • H01R12/712Coupling devices for rigid printing circuits or like structures co-operating with the surface of the printed circuit or with a coupling device exclusively provided on the surface of the printed circuit
    • H01R12/714Coupling devices for rigid printing circuits or like structures co-operating with the surface of the printed circuit or with a coupling device exclusively provided on the surface of the printed circuit with contacts abutting directly the printed circuit; Button contacts therefore provided on the printed circuit
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R2201/00Connectors or connections adapted for particular applications
    • H01R2201/02Connectors or connections adapted for particular applications for antennas
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R2201/00Connectors or connections adapted for particular applications
    • H01R2201/26Connectors or connections adapted for particular applications for vehicles

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  • the invention relates to an antenna arrangement with an electrical connection between a signal processing unit and an antenna structure on or in a vehicle part, in particular a vehicle window, for a vehicle, according to the features of the preamble of patent claim 1.
  • a signal-processing unit in particular an antenna amplifier, is arranged via suitable fastening means below a body part of the vehicle.
  • the housing of this unit has a carrier (cantilever arm), at the end of which contacting means are provided.
  • These contacting means are connected via connecting lines, which are arranged in or on the rigid support, with the signal processing unit.
  • the contacting means make contact with contact surfaces of an antenna conductor structure which is located on the vehicle window.
  • an antenna arrangement is known, this antenna arrangement an electrical connection between a signal processing Unit and an antenna conductor structure comprises on a vehicle window, wherein a mounted on or in a housing of the signal processing unit carrier is provided which has at least one contacting means for contacting a arranged in the housing circuit board with the antenna conductor structure.
  • the invention is therefore based on the object to provide an electrical connection between a signal processing unit and an antenna conductor structure on or in a vehicle part, in particular a vehicle window, which is easy to install, compensates for tolerances and is easily replaceable in case of damage.
  • the contacting means has an upper part and a lower part, each of which is made of an electrically nonconductive material and which are movable relative to each other under prestress, wherein the upper part has an electrically conductive and constant in its length connection to the lower part, wherein the contacting between the circuit board and the antenna conductor structure via the electrically conductive connection and wherein the upper part and the lower part each have guide arms having at their ends latching hooks, with which the two parts are guided in guide rails on the carrier.
  • a mountable on or in a housing of the signal processing unit carrier which has at least one contacting means for contacting a arranged in the housing circuit board with the antenna conductor structure.
  • the carrier arranged on or in the housing of the signal-processing unit ensures, with its contacting means, the possibility of replacing the carrier in the event of a defect (if, for example, the vehicle window has been damaged in the event of a crash) then to install a new vehicle window, without the signal processing unit itself must be replaced with.
  • the carrier is arranged from the outside in or on the housing, so that it can be replaced from there, without the housing of the signal processing unit must be opened.
  • FIG. 1 shows the arrangement of a signal processing unit, in particular an antenna amplifier, on a part of a body 1 of a vehicle.
  • An antenna conductor structure is present in or on a vehicle part of the vehicle, which is, for example, a vehicle window 2 (in particular front or rear window).
  • the signal processing unit not shown in detail has a housing 3, which is formed in one or more parts and with which the signal processing unit is attached to the part of the body 1 in a suitable manner.
  • a circuit board 4 is arranged, which carries in particular electronic components for signal processing. Also on the circuit board 4 contacting surfaces (copper areas) are arranged over which the electrical connection between the signal processing device and the antenna conductor structure to be produced.
  • contacting surfaces on the printed circuit board 4 correspond with their arrangement also with arranged on the vehicle window 2 contacting surfaces, for the purpose of making the electrical connection between these contacting surfaces according to the invention
  • contacting means 5 are arranged, which in turn are arranged on a support 6, in turn, in or on the housing 3 is arranged.
  • this contacting means 5 the electrical connection between the antenna conductor structure on the vehicle window 2 and the components on the circuit board 4 is made.
  • the following assembly steps are conceivable: First, the housing 3 is attached to the signal processing unit to the part of the body 1 and then the carrier 6 is inserted with the contacting means in the housing 3. Alternatively, only the signal processing unit can be made and the carrier 6 are inserted into the housing 3, after which this unit is then attached to Tell the body 1.
  • the longitudinal extent of the contacting means 5 has the maximum possible distance between the contacting surface on the circuit board 4 and the associated contacting surface on the vehicle window 2, but in a particularly advantageous manner has a greater extent than the maximum possible distance between the two Contacting surfaces, but then a reduction of the longitudinal extent of the contacting means 5 after assembly must be possible on the then existing distance of the contacting surfaces. This is done in a particularly advantageous manner when the contacting means 5 is under a bias voltage.
  • the contacting means 5 before mounting the vehicle window 2 has a greater longitudinal extent than after installation of the vehicle window 2, the distance between the contacting surface on the circuit board 4 and the associated contacting surface on the vehicle window 2 is. That is, the contacting means 5 in FIG. 1 is shown in the unmounted state of the vehicle window 2 and is compressed after its assembly.
  • FIG. 2 shows a carrier 6 for more than one contacting means 5, wherein four contacting means 5 are shown here by way of example.
  • the carrier 6 may be made, for example, of plastic or any other non-conductive material, in particular in Injection molding process can be produced.
  • the electrical connection is made by an electrically conductive band 7, this band 7 around a biasing element (see the details FIG. 3 ) is laid around and is brought together and fixed to a pin 8.
  • a recess is present in the carrier 6.
  • the support 6 has guide means, in particular guide rails 10, which are produced in particular simultaneously with the production of the support 6.
  • FIG. 3 shows the components of the biasing element, which already in the assembled state in FIG. 2 is shown.
  • this biasing member consists of an upper part 11 and a lower part 12, which are individually made of plastic or other non-conductive material, in particular by injection molding.
  • the upper part 11 and the lower part 12 are identical parts.
  • the upper part 11 in turn has guide arms 13, at the ends of latching hooks 14 are present.
  • a coil spring 18 is arranged to produce the required for the contacting bias coaxially within the upper part 11 and the lower part 12.
  • FIG. 4 shows in section the embodiment of a contacting means 5 according to FIG. 2 .
  • the biasing member inserted into the guide rail 10 is due to the presence of the coil spring 18 under a bias and thus, in particular by the limitation of the belt 7, the maximum possible longitudinal extent is given.
  • this biasing element now between the Contact surfaces placed on the circuit board 4 and the vehicle window 2 it is compressed, so that on the one hand tolerances are compensated and on the other hand, the required contact force is given.
  • a contacting means 5 is a detachable connection, which is readily replaceable.
  • FIG. 5 shows a further embodiment of a contacting means 5, wherein the construction is the same with respect to the carrier 6 and its biasing element applied therein.
  • the upper part 11 and the lower part 12 in their end region on a contact part 19, which is designed here as a stamped and bent part and applies to the head of the upper part 11 and the lower part 12.
  • This contact part 19 has at least one spring part, in particular protruding tabs 20, which press against the corresponding contacting surfaces. These tabs 20 may, but need not, be present.
  • the electrical connection between the contact parts 19 via a stranded wire 21, which could also be again a conductive plastic tape or a flat cable. This strand 21 is at a contact point 22 with the contact parts 19 insoluble, in particular by soldering, connected.
  • FIG. 6 shows in section the embodiment according to FIG. 5 .
  • the electrical connection via the conductive plastic tape 7, the strand 21 or similar means has the advantage that thereby the electrical connection has a constant length, regardless of how far the biasing member has been compressed by tolerances. This is particularly important due to the high frequency signals to be transmitted. Depending on the frequency of the signals to be transmitted or depending on a corresponding signal processing, however, it can also be thought of the upper part 11 and the lower part 12 itself for the electrical connection by, for example, consist of an electrically conductive material and z. B. are telescopically slidable.

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The electrical connection has carrier (6) mounted on or in a housing (3) of the signal processing unit with at least one contacting arrangement (5) for contacting a circuit board (4) arranged in the housing with the antenna conductor structure. The contacting arrangement has an upper part and a lower part that are movable relative to each other under the action of a bias.

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Die Erfindung betrifft eine Antennenanordnung mit einer elektrischen Verbindung zwischen einer signalverarbeitenden Einheit und einer Antennenstruktur auf oder in einem Fahrzeugteil, insbesondere einer Fahrzeugscheibe, für ein Fahrzeug, gemäß den Merkmalen des Oberbegriffes des Patentanspruchs 1.The invention relates to an antenna arrangement with an electrical connection between a signal processing unit and an antenna structure on or in a vehicle part, in particular a vehicle window, for a vehicle, according to the features of the preamble of patent claim 1.

Aus der DE 196 05 999 A1 ist die Kontaktierung einer flächigen Antennenleiterstruktur bekannt. Hierbei wird unterhalb eines Karosserieteiles des Fahrzeuges eine signalverarbeitende Einheit, insbesondere ein Antennenverstärker, über geeignete Befestigungsmittel angeordnet. Das Gehäuse dieser Einheit weist einen Träger (Auslegerarm) auf, an dessen Ende Kontaktierungsmittel vorgesehen sind. Diese Kontaktierungsmittel sind über Verbindungsleitungen, die in oder auf dem starren Träger angeordnet sind, mit der signalverarbeitenden Einheit verbunden. Über die Kontaktierungsmittel erfolgt eine Kontaktierung zu Kontaktflächen einer Antennenleiterstruktur, die sich auf der Fahrzeugscheibe befindet. Über den Träger ist es einerseits möglich, über eine gewisse Distanz die Antennenleiterstruktur mit der signalverarbeitenden Einheit zu verbinden. Aufgrund der Zuordnung des Einbauortes dieser Einheit und der Kontaktierungsfläche der Antennenleiterstruktur sind aber große Toleranzbereiche erforderlich, damit die Kontaktierungsmittel die Kontaktfläche der Antennenleiterstruktur treffen. Ein weiterer Nachteil dieser Konstruktion besteht darin, daß die gesamte signalverarbeitende Einheit mit dem Träger und an dem Träger angeordnete Kontaktierungsmittel vollständig ausgetauscht werden müssen, wenn diese z. B. in einem Crashfall des Fahrzeuges beschädigt worden sind. Damit ist ein hoher Aufwand verbunden, da die signalverarbeitende Einheit im Regelfall zwischen der Karosserie (Fahrzeugdach) und dem Dachhimmel integriert ist und somit nur schwer zugänglich ist.From the DE 196 05 999 A1 is the contacting of a planar antenna conductor structure known. Here, a signal-processing unit, in particular an antenna amplifier, is arranged via suitable fastening means below a body part of the vehicle. The housing of this unit has a carrier (cantilever arm), at the end of which contacting means are provided. These contacting means are connected via connecting lines, which are arranged in or on the rigid support, with the signal processing unit. The contacting means make contact with contact surfaces of an antenna conductor structure which is located on the vehicle window. On the one hand, it is possible via the carrier to connect the antenna conductor structure to the signal processing unit over a certain distance. Due to the assignment of the installation location of this unit and the contacting surface of the antenna conductor structure but large tolerance ranges are required so that the contact means meet the contact surface of the antenna conductor structure. Another disadvantage of this design is that the entire signal processing unit with the carrier and arranged on the carrier contact means must be completely replaced when these z. B. have been damaged in a crash of the vehicle. This is a high cost associated with the signal processing unit is usually integrated between the body (vehicle roof) and the headliner and thus is difficult to access.

Aus der nachveröffentlichten EP 1 367 669 A1 ist eine Antennenanordnung bekannt, wobei diese Antennenanordnung eine elektrische Verbindung zwischen einer signalverarbeitenden Einheit und einer Antennenleiterstruktur auf einer Fahrzeugscheibe umfasst, wobei ein an oder in einem Gehäuse der signalverarbeitenden Einheit montierter Träger vorgesehen ist, der zur Kontaktierung einer in dem Gehäuse angeordneten Leiterplatte mit der Antennenleiterstruktur zumindest ein Kontaktierungsmittel aufweist.From the post-published EP 1 367 669 A1 an antenna arrangement is known, this antenna arrangement an electrical connection between a signal processing Unit and an antenna conductor structure comprises on a vehicle window, wherein a mounted on or in a housing of the signal processing unit carrier is provided which has at least one contacting means for contacting a arranged in the housing circuit board with the antenna conductor structure.

Der Erfindung liegt daher die Aufgabe zugrunde, eine elektrische Verbindung zwischen einer signalverarbeitenden Einheit und einer Antennenleiterstruktur auf oder in einem Fahrzeugteil, insbesondere einer Fahrzeugscheibe, bereitzustellen, die einfach montierbar ist, Toleranzen ausgleicht sowie im Falle einer Beschädigung leicht ersetzbar ist.The invention is therefore based on the object to provide an electrical connection between a signal processing unit and an antenna conductor structure on or in a vehicle part, in particular a vehicle window, which is easy to install, compensates for tolerances and is easily replaceable in case of damage.

Diese Aufgabe ist durch die Merkmale des Patentanspruchs 1 gelöst.This object is solved by the features of patent claim 1.

Erfindungsgemäß ist vorgesehen, daß das Kontaktierungsmittel ein Oberteil und ein Unterteil aufweist, die jeweils aus einem elektrisch nicht leitfähigen Material bestehen und die relativ zueinander unter Vorspannung bewegbar sind, wobei das Oberteil eine elektrisch leitende und in ihrer Länge konstant bleibende Verbindung zu dem Unterteil aufweist, wobei die Kontaktierung zwischen der Leiterplatte und der Antennenleiterstruktur über die elektrisch leitende Verbindung erfolgt und wobei das Oberteil und das Unterteil jeweils Führungsarme aufweisen, die an ihren Enden Rasthaken aufweisen, mit denen die beiden Teile in Führungsschienen am Träger geführt sind.According to the invention, it is provided that the contacting means has an upper part and a lower part, each of which is made of an electrically nonconductive material and which are movable relative to each other under prestress, wherein the upper part has an electrically conductive and constant in its length connection to the lower part, wherein the contacting between the circuit board and the antenna conductor structure via the electrically conductive connection and wherein the upper part and the lower part each have guide arms having at their ends latching hooks, with which the two parts are guided in guide rails on the carrier.

Damit ist ein an oder in einem Gehäuse der signalverarbeitenden Einheit montierbarer Träger vorgesehen, der zur Kontaktierung einer in dem Gehäuse angeordneten Leiterplatte mit der Antennenleiterstruktur zumindest ein Kontaktierungsmittel aufweist. Mit diesem Kontaktierungsmittel wird es ermöglicht, Toleranzen zwischen der Leiterplatte in dem Gehäuse der signalverarbeitenden Einheit und den Kontaktierungsflächen für die Antennenleiterstruktur auszugleichen. Dabei ist es bei der Realisierung der KontaKtierungsmittel wichtig, daß diese zum Ausgleich der maximal möglichen Toleranzen ausgestaltet sind, wobei gleichzeitig darauf zu achten ist, daß die erforderlichen elektrischen Eigenschaften (insbesondere Andruckkraft zur Erzeugung der elektrischen Kontaktierung und einwandfreie Übertragung der Signale) sichergestellt sind. Außerdem gewährleistet der an oder in dem Gehäuse der signalverarbeitenden Einheit angeordnete Träger mit seinen Kontaktierungsmitteln die Möglichkeit, im Defektfalle (wenn z. B. bei einem Crash die Fahrzeugscheibe beschädigt wurde) den Träger auszutauschen und anschließend eine neue Fahrzeugscheibe zu montieren, ohne daß die signalverarbeitende Einheit selber mit ausgetauscht werden muß. Zu diesem Zweck ist es von besonderem Vorteil, wenn der Träger von außen in oder an dem Gehäuse angeordnet wird, so daß er von dort aus ausgetauscht werden kann, ohne daß das Gehäuse der signalverarbeitenden Einheit geöffnet werden muß.Thus, a mountable on or in a housing of the signal processing unit carrier is provided which has at least one contacting means for contacting a arranged in the housing circuit board with the antenna conductor structure. With this contacting means it is possible to compensate for tolerances between the printed circuit board in the housing of the signal processing unit and the contacting surfaces for the antenna conductor structure. It is important in the realization of the KontaKtierungsmittel that they are designed to compensate for the maximum possible tolerances, while at the same time make sure that the required electrical properties (in particular pressure force to produce the electrical contact and proper transmission of the signals) are ensured. In addition, the carrier arranged on or in the housing of the signal-processing unit ensures, with its contacting means, the possibility of replacing the carrier in the event of a defect (if, for example, the vehicle window has been damaged in the event of a crash) then to install a new vehicle window, without the signal processing unit itself must be replaced with. For this purpose, it is particularly advantageous if the carrier is arranged from the outside in or on the housing, so that it can be replaced from there, without the housing of the signal processing unit must be opened.

Weitere Vorteile der Erfindung ergeben sich aus den Merkmalen, die in den Unteransprüchen beansprucht sind, zu denen Ausführungsbeispiele, auf die die Erfindung jedoch nicht beschränkt ist, gezeigt und im folgenden beschrieben sind.Further advantages of the invention will become apparent from the features claimed in the subclaims, to which embodiments, to which the invention is not limited, are shown and described below.

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Figur 1
Schnitt durch die Anordnung einer signalverarbeitenden Einheit an einer Karosserie eines Fahrzeuges,
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dreidimensionale Ansicht eines ersten Ausführungsbeispieles,
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Bestandteil eines Kontaktierungsmittels in dreidimensionaler Ansicht,
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Bestandteil des Kontaktierungselementes im Schnitt gemäß Figur 3,
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dreidimensionale Ansicht eines weiteren Ausführungsbeispieles eines Kontaktierungsmittels,
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FIG. 1
Section through the arrangement of a signal processing unit on a body of a vehicle,
FIG. 2
three-dimensional view of a first embodiment,
FIG. 3
Component of a contacting agent in three-dimensional view,
FIG. 4
Part of the contacting element in the section according to FIG. 3 .
FIG. 5
three-dimensional view of a further embodiment of a contacting means,
FIG. 6
Section through the contacting according to FIG. 5 ,

Figur 1 zeigt die Anordnung einer signalverarbeitenden Einheit, insbesondere einem Antennenverstärker, an einem Teil einer Karosserie 1 eines Fahrzeuges. Eine nicht näher dargestellte Antennenleiterstruktur ist in oder auf einem Fahrzeugteil des Fahrzeuges vorhanden, bei dem es sich beispielsweise um eine Fahrzeugscheibe 2 (insbesondere Front- oder Heckscheibe) handelt. Die nicht weiter im Detail dargestellte signalverarbeitende Einheit weist ein Gehäuse 3 auf, welches ein- oder mehrteilig ausgebildet ist und mit dem die signalverarbeitende Einheit auf geeignete Art und Weise an dem Teil der Karosserie 1 befestigt ist. In dem Gehäuse 3 ist eine Leiterplatte 4 angeordnet, die insbesondere elektronische Bauteile für die Signalverarbeitung trägt. Ebenfalls auf der Leiterplatte 4 sind Kontaktierungsflächen (Kupferbereiche) angeordnet, über die die elektrische Verbindung zwischen der signalverarbeitenden Einrichtung und der Antennenleiterstruktur hergestellt werden soll. Diese Kontaktierungsflächen auf der Leiterplatte 4 korrespondieren von ihrer Anordnung her mit ebenfalls auf der Fahrzeugscheibe 2 angeordneten Kontaktierungsflächen, wobei zwecks Herstellung der elektrischen Verbindung zwischen diesen Kontaktierungsflächen erfindungsgemäß Kontaktierungsmittel 5 angeordnet sind, die ihrerseits an einem Träger 6 angeordnet sind, der wiederum in bzw. an dem Gehäuse 3 angeordnet ist. Über diese Kontaktierungsmittel 5 wird die elektrische Verbindung zwischen der Antennenleiterstruktur auf der Fahrzeugscheibe 2 und den Bauteilen auf der Leiterplatte 4 hergestellt. Dabei sind folgende Montageschritte denkbar: Zunächst wird das Gehäuse 3 mit der signalverarbeitenden Einheit an dem Teil der Karosserie 1 befestigt und anschließend der Träger 6 mit den Kontaktierungsmitteln in das Gehäuse 3 eingesetzt. Alternativ dazu kann auch erst die signalverarbeitende Einheit hergestellt und der Träger 6 in das Gehäuse 3 eingesetzt werden, wonach anschließend diese Einheit am Tell der Karosserie 1 befestigt wird. Abschließend erfolgt die Montage der Fahrzeugscheibe 2 an der Karosserie 1 in an sich bekannter Weise, so daß automatisch mit der Montage der Fahrzeugscheibe 2 die elektrische Verbindung zwischen der Antennenleiterstruktur und der Leiterplatte 4 hergestellt wird. Hierbei ist es wichtig, daß die Längserstreckung des Kontaktierungsmittels 5 den maximal möglichen Abstand zwischen der Kontaktierungsfläche auf der Leiterplatte 4 und der zugehörigen Kontaktierungsfläche auf der Fahrzeugscheibe 2 aufweist, in besonders vorteilhafter Weise jedoch eine größere Erstreckung aufweist, als die maximal mögliche Distanz zwischen diesen beiden Kontaktierungsflächen, wobei dann aber eine Reduktion der Längserstreckung des Kontaktierungsmittels 5 nach der Montage auf die dann vorhandene Distanz der Kontaktierungsflächen möglich sein muß. Dies erfolgt in besonders vorteilhafter Weise dann, wenn das Kontaktierungsmittel 5 unter einer Vorspannung steht. So ist zwecks Verdeutlichung der Erfindung in Figur 1 gezeigt, daß das Kontaktierungsmittel 5 vor der Montage der Fahrzeugscheibe 2 eine größere Längserstreckung aufweist, als nach der Montage der Fahrzeugscheibe 2, die Distanz zwischen der Kontaktierungsfläche auf der Leiterplatte 4 und der zugehörigen Kontaktierungsfläche auf der Fahrzeugscheibe 2 beträgt. Das heißt, daß das Kontaktierungsmittel 5 in Figur 1 im unmontierten Zustand der Fahrzeugscheibe 2 gezeigt ist und nach deren Montage zusammengedrückt wird. FIG. 1 shows the arrangement of a signal processing unit, in particular an antenna amplifier, on a part of a body 1 of a vehicle. An antenna conductor structure, not shown, is present in or on a vehicle part of the vehicle, which is, for example, a vehicle window 2 (in particular front or rear window). The signal processing unit not shown in detail has a housing 3, which is formed in one or more parts and with which the signal processing unit is attached to the part of the body 1 in a suitable manner. In the housing 3, a circuit board 4 is arranged, which carries in particular electronic components for signal processing. Also on the circuit board 4 contacting surfaces (copper areas) are arranged over which the electrical connection between the signal processing device and the antenna conductor structure to be produced. These contacting surfaces on the printed circuit board 4 correspond with their arrangement also with arranged on the vehicle window 2 contacting surfaces, for the purpose of making the electrical connection between these contacting surfaces according to the invention contacting means 5 are arranged, which in turn are arranged on a support 6, in turn, in or on the housing 3 is arranged. About this contacting means 5, the electrical connection between the antenna conductor structure on the vehicle window 2 and the components on the circuit board 4 is made. The following assembly steps are conceivable: First, the housing 3 is attached to the signal processing unit to the part of the body 1 and then the carrier 6 is inserted with the contacting means in the housing 3. Alternatively, only the signal processing unit can be made and the carrier 6 are inserted into the housing 3, after which this unit is then attached to Tell the body 1. Finally, the mounting of the vehicle window 2 to the body 1 in a conventional manner, so that automatically with the assembly of the vehicle window 2, the electrical connection between the antenna conductor structure and the circuit board 4 is made. It is important that the longitudinal extent of the contacting means 5 has the maximum possible distance between the contacting surface on the circuit board 4 and the associated contacting surface on the vehicle window 2, but in a particularly advantageous manner has a greater extent than the maximum possible distance between the two Contacting surfaces, but then a reduction of the longitudinal extent of the contacting means 5 after assembly must be possible on the then existing distance of the contacting surfaces. This is done in a particularly advantageous manner when the contacting means 5 is under a bias voltage. Thus, in order to clarify the invention in FIG. 1 shown that the contacting means 5 before mounting the vehicle window 2 has a greater longitudinal extent than after installation of the vehicle window 2, the distance between the contacting surface on the circuit board 4 and the associated contacting surface on the vehicle window 2 is. That is, the contacting means 5 in FIG. 1 is shown in the unmounted state of the vehicle window 2 and is compressed after its assembly.

Figur 2 zeigt einen Träger 6 für mehr als ein Kontaktierungsmittel 5, wobei hier beispielhaft vier Kontaktierungsmittel 5 dargestellt sind. Der Träger 6 kann beispielsweise aus Kunststoff oder einem anderen beliebigen nicht leitfähigem Material, insbesondere im Spritzgußverfahren hergestellt werden. Die elektrische Verbindung wird von einem elektrisch leitfähigen Band 7 hergestellt, wobei dieses Band 7 um ein Vorspannelement (siehe zu den Details Figur 3) herumgelegt wird und an einem Zapfen 8 zusammengeführt und fixiert wird. Für den Einsatz des Vorspannelementes mit seinem darum gelegten leitfähigen Band 7 ist in dem Träger 6 eine Ausnehmung vorhanden. Zur Führung des Vorspannelementes weist der Träger 6 Führungsmittel, insbesondere Führungsschienen 10 auf, die insbesondere mit Herstellung des Trägers 6 gleichzeitig hergestellt werden. FIG. 2 shows a carrier 6 for more than one contacting means 5, wherein four contacting means 5 are shown here by way of example. The carrier 6 may be made, for example, of plastic or any other non-conductive material, in particular in Injection molding process can be produced. The electrical connection is made by an electrically conductive band 7, this band 7 around a biasing element (see the details FIG. 3 ) is laid around and is brought together and fixed to a pin 8. For the use of the biasing element with its therefore placed conductive tape 7, a recess is present in the carrier 6. For guiding the pretensioning element, the support 6 has guide means, in particular guide rails 10, which are produced in particular simultaneously with the production of the support 6.

Figur 3 zeigt die Bestandteile des Vorspannelementes, welches schon im zusammengesetzten Zustand in Figur 2 dargestellt ist. Bei Betrachtung der Figur 3 ist erkennbar, daß dieses Vorspannelement aus einem Oberteil 11 und einem Unterteil 12 besteht, die einzeln voneinander aus Kunststoff oder einem anderen nicht leitfähigen Material, insbesondere im Spritzgußverfahren, hergestellt werden. In einer besonderen Ausgestaltung der Erfindung sind das Oberteil 11 und das Unterteil 12 Gleichteile. Das Oberteil 11 weist seinerseits Führungsarme 13 auf, an deren Enden Rasthaken 14 vorhanden sind. Gleiches gilt für das Unterteil 12, was seinerseits ebenfalls Führungsarme 15 und an deren Ende Rasthaken 16 aufweist. Zur Erzeugung der für die Kontaktierung erforderlichen Vorspannung ist koaxial innerhalb des Oberteiles 11 und des Unterteiles 12 eine Spiralfeder 18 angeordnet. Hinzuweisen ist noch auf die Lage der Führungsarme 13 und 15, die sich auf einer Kreisbahn liegend einander abwechseln, so daß eine Relativbewegung zwischen Oberteil 11 und Unterteil 12 möglich ist. Ein gemäß Figur 3 vorbereitetes Vorspannelement wird entweder in die zugehörige Führungsschiene 10 an dem Träger 6 eingesetzt, wozu die Führungsschiene 10 zur Aufnahme der Führungsarme 13, 15 und den zugehörigen Rasthaken 14, 16 ausgebildet ist. Alternativ dazu ist es denkbar, zunächst das Oberteil 11 in die Führungsschiene 10 einzusetzen, danach die Spiralfeder 18 und abschließend das Unterteil 12 einzusetzen. Nachdem auf diese beschriebene Art und Weise das Vorspannelement sich in der Führungsschiene 10 befindet, wird das elektrisch leitfähige Band 7 darumgelegt und an dem Zapfen 8 befestigt. Zur Lagefixierung des Bandes 7 weist zumindest eines der Teile 11 und/oder 12 einen Noppen 17 auf, der in eine entsprechende Ausnehmung des Bandes 7 eingreifen kann. FIG. 3 shows the components of the biasing element, which already in the assembled state in FIG. 2 is shown. Looking at the FIG. 3 It can be seen that this biasing member consists of an upper part 11 and a lower part 12, which are individually made of plastic or other non-conductive material, in particular by injection molding. In a particular embodiment of the invention, the upper part 11 and the lower part 12 are identical parts. The upper part 11 in turn has guide arms 13, at the ends of latching hooks 14 are present. The same applies to the lower part 12, which in turn also has guide arms 15 and at the end of latching hooks 16. To produce the required for the contacting bias coaxially within the upper part 11 and the lower part 12, a coil spring 18 is arranged. Attention is still on the position of the guide arms 13 and 15, which alternate lying on a circular path, so that a relative movement between the upper part 11 and lower part 12 is possible. One according to FIG. 3 Prepared biasing element is used either in the associated guide rail 10 on the support 6, to which the guide rail 10 for receiving the guide arms 13, 15 and the associated latching hooks 14, 16 is formed. Alternatively, it is conceivable first to insert the upper part 11 into the guide rail 10, then to insert the spiral spring 18 and finally the lower part 12. After the biasing element is in the guide rail 10 in this manner described, the electrically conductive tape 7 is placed around and attached to the pin 8. To fix the position of the band 7, at least one of the parts 11 and / or 12 has a knob 17, which can engage in a corresponding recess of the band 7.

Figur 4 zeigt im Schnitt die Ausgestaltung eines Kontaktierungsmittels 5 gemäß Figur 2. Hierbei ist deutlich zu erkennen, daß das in die Führungsschiene 10 eingesetzte Vorspannelement aufgrund des Vorhandenseins der Spiralfeder 18 unter einer Vorspannung steht und damit, insbesondere durch die Begrenzung des Bandes 7, die maximal mögliche Längserstreckung gegeben ist. Wird dieses Vorspannelement nun zwischen die Kontaktierungsflächen auf der Leiterplatte 4 und der Fahrzeugscheibe 2 gebracht, wird es zusammengedrückt, so daß einerseits Toleranzen ausgeglichen werden und andererseits die erforderliche Kontaktkraft gegeben ist. Außerdem handelt es sich bei einem derartigen Kontaktierungsmittel 5 um eine lösbare Verbindung, die ohne weiteres auswechselbar ist. FIG. 4 shows in section the embodiment of a contacting means 5 according to FIG. 2 , It can be clearly seen that the biasing member inserted into the guide rail 10 is due to the presence of the coil spring 18 under a bias and thus, in particular by the limitation of the belt 7, the maximum possible longitudinal extent is given. Will this biasing element now between the Contact surfaces placed on the circuit board 4 and the vehicle window 2, it is compressed, so that on the one hand tolerances are compensated and on the other hand, the required contact force is given. In addition, such a contacting means 5 is a detachable connection, which is readily replaceable.

Figur 5 zeigt ein weiteres Ausführungsbeispiel für ein Kontaktierungsmittel 5, wobei die Konstruktion bezüglich des Trägers 6 und sein darin angesetztes Vorspannelement gleichgeblieben ist. Bei diesem Ausführungsbeispiel weisen das Oberteil 11 und das Unterteil 12 in ihrem Endbereich ein Kontaktteil 19 auf, welches hier als Stanzbiegeteil ausgebildet ist und sich um den Kopf des Oberteiles 11 bzw. des Unterteiles 12 anlegt. Dieses Kontaktteil 19 weist zumindest ein Federteil, insbesondere abstehende Laschen 20, auf, die gegen die korrespondierenden Kontaktierungsflächen drücken. Diese Laschen 20 können, müssen aber nicht, vorhanden sein. Die elektrische Verbindung zwischen den Kontaktteilen 19 erfolgt über eine Litze 21, bei der es sich auch wieder um ein leitfähiges Kunststoffband oder ein Flachkabel handeln könnte. Diese Litze 21 ist an einer Kontaktstelle 22 mit den Kontaktteilen 19 unlösbar, insbesondere durch Löten, verbunden. FIG. 5 shows a further embodiment of a contacting means 5, wherein the construction is the same with respect to the carrier 6 and its biasing element applied therein. In this embodiment, the upper part 11 and the lower part 12 in their end region on a contact part 19, which is designed here as a stamped and bent part and applies to the head of the upper part 11 and the lower part 12. This contact part 19 has at least one spring part, in particular protruding tabs 20, which press against the corresponding contacting surfaces. These tabs 20 may, but need not, be present. The electrical connection between the contact parts 19 via a stranded wire 21, which could also be again a conductive plastic tape or a flat cable. This strand 21 is at a contact point 22 with the contact parts 19 insoluble, in particular by soldering, connected.

Figur 6 zeigt im Schnitt das Ausführungsbeispiel gemäß Figur 5. FIG. 6 shows in section the embodiment according to FIG. 5 ,

Es sei noch darauf hingewiesen, daß die elektrische Verbindung über das leitfähige Kunststoffband 7, die Litze 21 oder gleichartige Mittel den Vorteil hat, daß dadurch die elektrische Verbindung eine konstante Länge aufweist, unabhängig davon, wie weit das Vorspannelement durch Toleranzen zusammengedrückt wurde. Dies ist besonders wichtig aufgrund der zu übertragenden Hochfrequenzsignale. Je nach Frequenz der zu übertragenden Signale oder auch abhängig von einer entsprechenden Signalverarbeitung kann allerdings auch daran gedacht werden, das Oberteil 11 und das Unterteil 12 selber für die elektrische Verbindung auszugestalten, indem sie beispielsweise aus einem elektrisch leitfähigem Material bestehen und z. B. teleskopartig ineinander verschiebbar sind.It should be noted that the electrical connection via the conductive plastic tape 7, the strand 21 or similar means has the advantage that thereby the electrical connection has a constant length, regardless of how far the biasing member has been compressed by tolerances. This is particularly important due to the high frequency signals to be transmitted. Depending on the frequency of the signals to be transmitted or depending on a corresponding signal processing, however, it can also be thought of the upper part 11 and the lower part 12 itself for the electrical connection by, for example, consist of an electrically conductive material and z. B. are telescopically slidable.

BezugszeichenlisteLIST OF REFERENCE NUMBERS

11
Karosseriebody
22
Fahrzeugscheibevehicle window
33
Gehäusecasing
44
Leiterplattecircuit board
55
Kontaktierungsmittelcontacting
66
Trägercarrier
77
leitfähiges Bandconductive tape
88th
Zapfenspigot
99
Ausnehmungrecess
1010
Führungsschieneguide rail
1111
Oberteiltop
1212
Unterteillower part
1313
Führungsarmguide
1414
Rasthakenlatch hook
1515
Führungsarmguide
1616
Rasthakenlatch hook
1717
Noppenburl
1818
Spiralfederspiral spring
1919
Kontaktteilcontact part
2020
Laschentabs
2121
Litzebraid
2222
Kontaktstellecontact point

Claims (5)

  1. Antenna arrangement having an electrical connection between a signal-processing unit and an antenna conductor structure on or in a vehicle part of a vehicle, in particular a vehicle window pane (2), with a mount (6) being provided, which is mounted on or in a housing (3) of the signal-processing unit and has at least one contact-making means (5) in order to make contact between a printed circuit board (4), which is arranged in the housing (3), and the antenna conductor structure, characterized in that the contact-making means (5) has an upper part (11) and a lower part (12) which are each composed of an electrically nonconductive material and can move relative to one another in a prestressed manner, with the upper part (11) having an electrically conductive connection, whose length remains constant, to the lower part (12), with the contact being made between the printed circuit board (4) and the antenna conductor structure via the electrically conductive connection, and with the upper part (11) and the lower part (12) each having guide arms (13, 15) which have latching hooks (14, 16) at their ends, by means of which the two parts (11, 12) are guided in guide rails (10) on the mount (6).
  2. Antenna arrangement according to Claim 1, characterized in that the electrically conductive connection is in the form of a conductive plastic strip (7), a braid (21) or a flat cable.
  3. Antenna arrangement according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the prestressing can be produced by means of a spiral spring (18) which is arranged coaxially within the upper part (11) and the lower part (12).
  4. Antenna arrangement according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the mount (6), the upper part (11) and/or the lower part (12) can be produced from plastic by injection moulding.
  5. Antenna arrangement according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the upper part (11) and the lower part (12) are identical parts.
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