Title

Analyzing the Influence of Imbalanced Two- or Three-Wire VHF LISN on Radiated Emissions from AC Cables

Abstract

This article investigates using imbalanced two- and three-wire terminations for ac main cables, as suggested by the standard group. These terminations provide the basis for a new line impedance stabilization network (LISN) whose objective is to improve test repeatability between labs while also providing better estimation of real-world emissions. Standard balanced LISNs do not reproduce the imbalanced terminations seen in practice. An imbalanced two- or three-wire very high-frequency LISN was built, which can handle up to 15 A on each line. The LISN operates from 30 to 200 MHz and provides greater than 50-dB isolation between the input and output. The imbalanced termination allows the device to create a specified degree of conversion from differential-mode to common-mode current, which can increase radiated emissions. This conversion was evaluated to be as high as 12 dB in measurements of a power line communication device. 3-D full-wave simulations of two- and three-wire applications demonstrate that the radiated emissions from the prototype LISN and the ideal imbalanced termination are nearly equal. The new LISN was further evaluated to show promise for improving measurement reproducibility, reducing the standard compliance uncertainty by 6 dB in this study, from 15.5 dB in CISPR 16-4-1 to 9.5 dB with the LISN.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory

Publication Status

Early Access

Comments

This work was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant IIP-1916535.

Keywords and Phrases

Common-Mode Impedance; Geometry; Impedance; Impedance Measurement; Power Cables; Prototypes; Radiated Emissions; Standards; Termination Device; Very High-Frequency Line Impedance Stabilization Network (VHF LISN); Wires

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1558-187X; 0018-9375

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2021 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

Publication Date

04 Oct 2021

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