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Volume 22, Issue 2, Pages 111-119

A Method for the Statistical Evaluation of Crosstalk Effect Between Three Parallel Conductors

National Technical University of Athens, Department of Electrical Engineering – Electroscience Division, Iroon Polytechniou 9, str. Athens, Greece

Received 11 January 1999; Accepted 9 March 1999

Copyright © 1999 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


There are several cases at which, in order to evaluate the crosstalk effect among transmission lines carrying useful signals, there is a need for probabilistic approach. This paper considers the problem of crosstalk estimation between transmission lines consisting of three conductors in a homogeneous surrounding medium, where the distance between the conductors is a random variable described by uniform distribution. The transmission lines are considered as electrically short. A closed-form equation is developed for the statistical distribution of the per-unit-length mutual inductance (lm) and an analytical one is described for the evaluation of the per-unit-length capacitance (cm). Theoretical results are compared with simulated ones for validation purposes.