I’m not an electrical engineer so sorry if this is a stupid question, but as part of a hiring process that will determine whether I can stay in a country I moved to, I need to come up with a mechanical design for a certain product which involves electronics, so I would really appreciate answers. (If I was already hired I would just consult with an EE. I went through what feels like the entire internet without finding an image, video or description answering this.)
The image below shows an SMA connector on a Patch Antenna on a PCB. I assume that A is the conventional mounting so that the small middle-pin is in contact with the patch, but can the legs go through the base plate under the PCB?
Is there a way to get away with configuration B (or C) if I use a conducting piece between that small mid-pin and the Patch?
(I've read the data sheet linked here as well as many other for similar products but the component is always described in isolation and not in relation to a PCB. I guess because it's obvious to EEs, but not to me. https://www.mouser.com/datasheet/2/279/DS_BU_1420761881-2064508.pdf)