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.
H. Rezaei et al., "Analyzing the Influence of Imbalanced Two- or Three-Wire VHF LISN on Radiated Emissions from AC Cables," IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 327 - 337, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Apr 2022.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/TEMC.2021.3111136
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Common-mode impedance; radiated emissions; termination device; very high-frequency line impedance stabilization network (VHF LISN)
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01 Apr 2022