I've had electromagnetism classes back in uni, but I'm having a hard time linking them with that matter:
- Take a car antenna -which I assume is simply a wire, coiled or not-, and apply a voltage across it. The way I see it the current will only be limited by the resistance of the wire, which also means all the power is lost via Joule dissipation. Yet, electromagnetic waves are emitted, which represents radiated power (it has to be nonzero as we can capture it on the receiver end). So how can we account for that power in the power budget?
- The underlying problem that made me realise this is: how can I calculate a rough estimate of the radiated power, or at least a maximum value, of the radiated power if I know how much electric power I put in? This is to make sure it won't disturb cellphones even though I'm pretty sure it won't - stepper square pulses, 28V 50W switched @ ~10kHz [rise time 500us], cables in single turn loop of ~15cm in diameter.