International Journal of Antennas and Propagation

Antenna Models for Electromagnetic Compatibility Applications

Publishing date
15 Feb 2012
Submission deadline
15 Aug 2011

Lead Editor

1Department of Electronics, University of Split, R. Boskovica 32, 21000 Split, Croatia

2LASMEA, Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France

3Otto-von-Guericke University, 39106 Magdeburg, Germany

4Wessex Institute of Technology, Southampton SO40 7AA, UK

Antenna Models for Electromagnetic Compatibility Applications


The rapid progress in the development of digital computers in last few decades has provided advances in EMC modeling which can be carried out within a significantly shorter time than it would be necessary for building and testing the appropriate prototype via experimental procedures. Moreover, EMC simulation can predict the system behavior for a rather wide variety of parameters including different initial and boundary conditions, excitation types, and different configuration of the system itself. EMC computational models can be classified as: circuit theory models (featuring the concentrated electrical parameters), transmission line models (using distributed parameters in which low frequency electromagnetic field coupling is taken into account), and models based on the full-wave (antenna theory) approach (taking into account radiation effects for the treatment of electromagnetic wave propagation problems).

The antenna models is a vital area of EMC related to the analysis of electromagnetic field coupling to systems or devices representing the most rigorous approach to EMC problems. Furthermore, the transmission line (TL) approximation, whose principal advantage is simplicity and relatively low computational cost, fails to account for various radiation effects, such as resonances, presence of a lossy ground, and the effects at the wire ends.

On the other hand, the main restriction of the wire antenna model applied to complex structures is related to a rather high computational cost. This special issue deals with various aspects of full-wave (antenna) EMC models covering applications related to both continuous wave (CW) problems and transient problems. Prospective authors are invited to submit their either original research papers or review papers dealing with advances in antenna models in EMC. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Antenna systems, overhead power lines, and buried cables
  • Full-wave computational techniques
  • Application of wire antenna models to EMC problems
  • Grounding systems
  • Transient phenomena
  • Lightning
  • EMC analysis, modeling, and prediction using full-wave models
  • Safety Aspects
  • Antenna models for EMC in power and communication systems
  • EMC computational models in automotive and aerospace electronics
  • Measurement Techniques, Test Facilities, and Instrumentation

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:

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