2D PIM Simulation Based on COMSOL

Xinbo Wang, Wanzhao Cui, Jingyu Wang, Jingnan Pan, Xiaocheng Zheng, Jiangtao Huangfu, Lixin Ran

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Passive intermodulation (PIM) is a problematic type of nonlinear distortion en- countered in many communication systems. To analyze the PIM distortion resulting from ma- terial nonlinearity, a 2D PIM simulation method based on COMSOL is proposed in this paper. As an example, a rectangular waveguide ¯lled with nonlinear dielectric was taken. Both of the e®ect of nonlinear coe±cients and geometrical discontinuities were taken into consideration. The contribution of this paper is to make the PIM simulation more convenient, especially for those who are not good at analytical methods, and those who are not familiar with computational techniques. This type of analysis will aid in the development of PIM prediction, as well as PIM mitigation in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPIERS 2011 Marrakesh Proceedings
PublisherThe Electromagnetics Academy
Publication date2011
ISBN (Print)978-1-934142-16-5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event29th Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium - Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 20 Mar 201123 Mar 2011
Conference number: 29


Conference29th Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium
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SeriesProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium

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