Indirect Calculation Methods for Open Circuit Voltages

Naoki INAGAKI  Katsuyuki FUJII  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E91-B   No.6   pp.1825-1830
Publication Date: 2008/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e91-b.6.1825
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on 2007 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation)
Category: Electromagnetics
Keyword: 
open circuit voltage,  EMI,  direct method,  indirect method,  admittance matrix method,  Norton theorem method,  

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Summary: 
Open circuit voltage (OCV) of electrical devices is an issue in various fields, whose numerical evaluation needs careful treatment. The open-circuited structure is ill-conditioned because of the singular electric field at the corners, and the TEM component of the electric field has to be extracted before integrated to give the voltage in the direct method of obtaining the OCV. This paper introduces the indirect methods to calculate the OCV, the admittance matrix method and the Norton theorem method. Both methods are based on the short-circuited structure which is well-conditioned. The explicit expressions of the OCV are derived in terms of the admittance matrix elements in the admittance matrix method, and in terms of the short circuit current and the antenna impedance of the electrical device under consideration in the Norton theorem method. These two methods are equivalent in theory, but the admittance matrix method is suitable for the nearby transmitter cases while the Norton theorem method is suitable for the distant transmitter cases. Several examples are given to show the usefulness of the present theory.