Fast electromagnetic field strength probes

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    Diode detectors and thermocouple detectors are conventionally used to measure electromagnetic field strength. Both detectors have some disadvantages for applications where a fast response and a high dynamic range is required. The diode detector is limited in dynamic range. The dynamic range is important when considering modern pulsed wireless systems with a high peak-average ratio. The thermocouple is too slow to measure fast changing fields, such as the ones created by pulsemodulated wireless systems, modern radars, and in reverberation chambers under fast mode-stirring operation. Mobile devices can dynamically measure and control their output power using a logarithmic amplifier. Circuits with a frequency range up to 10 GHz, a dynamic range of more than 80 dB and response time less than 50 ns are available. Three orthogonal monopole antennas connected to three logarithmic amplifiers result in a in-house, fast, broadband and high dynamic range field strength probe. The concept is described and simulation results are shown. Prototype probes have been built.
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    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC Europe)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-4979-6
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Sept 2013
    EventEMC Europe 2013: International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility - Brugge, Belgium
    Duration: 2 Sept 20136 Sept 2013

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    PublisherIEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society


    ConferenceEMC Europe 2013


    • Sensors
    • Electromagnetic field strength probes
    • METIS-297817
    • IR-87168
    • EWI-23657

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