Simulation and measurement of EM fields caused by electrostatic discharges

J. Ziman, K. Kovac, J.F. Dawson

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This paper describes experimental and numerical results of Electromagnetic (EM) pulses caused by Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) in the IEC802.2 standard set-up. Results obtained by combined Spice-TLM model of the ESD event were compared with E and H field measured by a small optically linked field sensor. They enable the distribution of the EM field above the conductive table to be determined. This provides an opportunity to estimate of the induced currents and voltages in sensitive elements during ESD testing
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationESD (Electrostatic Discharge) and ESD Counter Measures, IEE Colloquium on (Digest No.1995/061)
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1995


  • conductive table, electric current, electric field, electric field measurement, electric potential, electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, electromagnetic pulse, electromagnetic pulses, Electronic equipment testing, electrostatic discharge, EM field distribution, EM field measurement, EM field simulation, EMP, ESD, ESD testing, experimental results, IEC802.2 standard set-up, induced currents, induced voltages, magnetic field, Magnetic field measurement, measurement standards, numerical results, optically linked field sensor, SPICE, Spice-TLM model

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