The impact of passive intermodulation on specifying and characterising components

Petit, J.S. and Rawlins, A.D. (1997) The impact of passive intermodulation on specifying and characterising components. ESA SP, 395 . pp. 45-49. ISSN 0379-6566 . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Communications systems are continually being required to improve on their transmit power capability as well as receiver sensitivity in order to meet the increasing user demand. These demands are consequently placing more stringent RF performance requirements on many system components, in particular their Passive InterModulation (PLM) performance. This paper reviews the implications of the quality of a selection of surface finishes commonly found on component hardware following the successful completion of a recent research study completed under contract to ESTEC. The key parameters relevant to defining a standard test methodology allowing components to be characterised for their PIM performance in a consistent manner is also described as way of an introduction to the subject of Passive Intermodulation.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Conference Information: 3rd ESA Electronic Components Conference (EECC 97) ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands, Apr 22-25, 1997 European Space Agcy; ESTEC
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: M.A. Ziai
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2009 09:38
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