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EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF METAL-TO-METAL CONTACT SHAPES EFFECTS ON PASSIVE INTERMODULATION

By G. Duteil, P. Le Cam, F. Colombel, S. Avrillon, J. Plet, and J. P. Harel

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Abstract:
This paper describes an experimental study of passive intermodulation due to metal-tometal contacts with focus on shape influence. This study investigates PIM value of different contact geometric profiles and different contact areas versus normal forces. A complete description of profiles used is done to achieve a relationship between PIM level and contact shape.

Citation:
G. Duteil, P. Le Cam, F. Colombel, S. Avrillon, J. Plet, and J. P. Harel, "Experimental Study of Metal-to-Metal Contact Shapes Effects on Passive Intermodulation," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 66, 143-150, 2018.
doi:10.2528/PIERM17101803

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