Mixed-Mode S-Parameter Measurements for Determination of Cable Coupling

Jesper Lansink Rotgerink, Niek Moonen, Frank Leferink

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    Single-ended S-parameters are used to quantify electromagnetic coupling, or crosstalk, between cables. The use of this measurement technique is demonstrated on a case where crosstalk occurs between two wire pairs above ground. S-parameter measurements involve no elements that introduce frequency restrictions, such as baluns or current clamps. Moreover, by measuring or simulating all combinations of S-parameters and converting these to mixed-mode S-parameters, not only differential-mode (DM), but also common-mode (CM) and mode-conversion S-parameters are obtained. When only the coupling between a specific combination of cables is desired, it is sufficient to measure only a small subset of all S-parameters. Finally, the relation between crosstalk as defined in the standards and the obtained S-parameters is discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2019 ESA Workshop on Aerospace EMC (Aerospace EMC)
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    ISBN (Electronic)978-9-0826-8478-0
    ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-1851-2
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2019
    Event2019 ESA Workshop on Aerospace - Budapest, Hungary
    Duration: 20 May 201922 May 2019


    Conference2019 ESA Workshop on Aerospace
    Abbreviated titleAerospace EMC 2019


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