Design of an Artificial Dummy for Human Metal Model ESD

Guangxiao Luo, Ke Huang, Jian-Chi Zhou, Wei Zhang, David Johannes Pommerenke, Jimmy Holliman

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Electrostatic discharge (ESD) generators do not match each other, nor do the currents and fields from the discharge of a human via a piece of metal match those from ESD generators. A more realistic characterization of the field performance of a device under test (DUT) can be achieved using human subjects. To avoid using actual humans, while still achieving similar results, a full-size dummy has been designed. Its performance is verified by comparing it to currents and fields from human ESD and ESD generators.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-323
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021


  • Air discharge
  • dummy
  • electrostatic discharge (ESD)
  • human metal model (HMM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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