ESD: Waveform Calculation, Field and Current of Human and Simulator ESD
Currents, current derivatives and transient fields of human ESDs are compared to currents and fields caused by commercial simulators. The results point at undefined but influential parameters of simulators and the standardized setup used. Suggestions for possible improvements of ESD test standards are given. A calculation method for the ESD current is provided. This method includes an arc model. Possible high peak current values (> 10 A/kV) are validated by a simple physical model of the hand-metal piece geometry. By calculation it is shown under which circumstances human ESD currents come close to the standardized waveform of simulators.
D. Pommerenke and M. Aidam, "ESD: Waveform Calculation, Field and Current of Human and Simulator ESD," Journal of Electrostatics, vol. 38, no. 1-2 SPEC. ISS., pp. 33-51, Elsevier, Oct 1996.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0304-3886(96)00028-9
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Electric Currents; Electric Discharges; Electric Fields; Electrostatics; Mathematical Models; Transients; Waveform Analysis; Hand Metal Piece Geometry; Human Electrostatic Discharges (ESD); Transient Fields; Bioelectric Phenomena; Current; ESD; Simulation; Transient fields
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