In this work, we study the current coupled to a simplified Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) model using a dual computational and experimental approach. The simplified surrogate structure reduced the computational burden and facilitated the experimental measurement of the coupled currents. For a practical system, a wide range of simulations and measurements must be performed to analyze the induced current variations with respect to properties of the incident excitation waveform, such as the frequency, angle of incidence, and polarization. To simplify this analysis, Characteristic Mode Analysis (CMA) was used to compute the eigen-currents of the UAV model and predict where and under which RF excitation conditions the coupled current is maximized. We verified these predictions using direct experimental measurement of the coupled currents. The presented simulations and measurements show the usefulness of CMA for studying electromagnetic coupling to practical systems.
M. Z. Hamdalla et al., "Characteristic Mode Analysis Prediction and Guidance of Electromagnetic Coupling Measurements to a UAV Model," IEEE Access, vol. 10, pp. 914 - 925, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 2022.
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Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory
Keywords and Phrases
Characteristic Mode Analysis (CMA); Current Measurement; Electromagnetic Coupling; Electromagnetic Interference; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
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05 Jan 2022