Determination of high-frequency current distribution using EMTP-based transmission line models with resulting radiated electromagnetic fields

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Application of BPL technologies to existing overhead high-voltage power lines would benefit greatly from improved simulation tools capable of predicting performance - such as the electromagnetic fields radiated from such lines. Existing EMTP-based frequency-dependent line models are attractive since their parameters are derived from physical design dimensions which are easily obtained. However, to calculate the radiated electromagnetic fields, detailed current distributions need to be determined. This paper presents a method of using EMTP line models to determine the current distribution on the lines, as well as a technique for using these current distributions to determine the radiated electromagnetic fields. ©2010 IEEE.

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IEEE ISPLC 2010 - International Symposium on Power Line Communications and its Applications