Numerical simulations were used to investigate the disturbance introduced by placing a small magnetic loop probe in the near field of a driven loop. In the absence of the loop probe, the numerical simulations were compared with an approximate closed-form analytical expression for the magnetic field produced by the driven loop. The agreement between the approximate analytical results and the simulation was good. The next set of simulations was based on a physical model that included the probe and showed that the probe does exert an effect on the field being measured. Examples of these simulations and their implications on measurements will be discussed.

Meeting Name

IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, 2003


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

FDTD; TLM; Closed-Form Analytical Expression; Electromagnetic Compatibility; Electromagnetic Wave Propagation; Magnetic Field Measurement; Magnetic Field Production; Magnetic Loop Probe; Near Field Scan; Near-Field Measurement; Numerical Simulations; Physical Model; Probe Induced Disturbances

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

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Final Version

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Publication Date

01 Jan 2003