h parameter of two port network is a square matrix of order 2×2. Basically it is a way to represent a two port network. It is also known as hybrid parameter. In this form of representation, voltage of input port and current of the output port is expressed in terms of current of input port and voltage of output port.
Thus, the h parameter for a two port network is defined as
⇒V_{1} = h_{11}I_{1 }+ h_{12}V_{2}……………(2)
⇒I_{2} = h_{21}I_{1} + h_{22}V_{2}……………..(3)
Why h Parameter is called Hybrid Parameter?
h parameter is also called hybrid parameter. This is because of the method of calculation of individual element of h matrix. Short circuit condition of input port is assumed for the calculation of h_{11} and h_{21}. While open circuit condition is assumed for h_{12} and h_{22} calculation. Thus we see that, both open circuit and short circuit terminal conditions are assumed in the calculation of h_{11}, h_{12}, h_{21} and h_{22}. This is the reason, it is also called hybrid parameter.
Calculation of h Parameter:
Let us consider a two port network. Let V_{1}, I_{1}, V_{2} and I_{2} are the input voltage, input current, output voltage and output current respectively.
Assuming the short circuit condition at the output terminal, we get
V_{2} = 0
Now putting V_{2} = 0 in (2), we get
V_{1} = h_{11}I_{1 }
h_{11} = (V_{1} / I_{1})
Similarly putting V_{2} = 0 in (3), we get
I_{2} = h_{21}I_{1}
h_{21} = (I_{2} / I_{1})
Again assuming input port of the two port network to be open circuited, the input voltage will be zero.
I_{1} = 0
Now putting I_{1} = 0 in (2), we get
V_{1} = h_{12}V_{2}
h_{12} = (V_{1} / V_{2})
Similarly putting I_{1} = 0 in (3), we get
I_{2} = h_{22}V_{2}
h_{22} = (I_{2} / V_{2})
Thus there are four h parameter for a two port or four terminal network. Their values are tabulated below.
h_{11} | (V_{1} / I_{1}) | Condition: Output port of the two port network is short circuited i.e. V_{2} = 0 |
h_{21} | (I_{2} / I_{1}) | |
h_{12} | (V_{1} / V_{2}) | Condition: Input port of the two port network is open circuited i.e. I_{1} = 0 |
h_{22} | (I_{2} / V_{2}) |
Significance of Different Y Parameter:
- Since h_{11} is the ratio of input voltage and input current when the output port is short circuited, therefore it is known Input Impedance. Its unit is ohm.
- h_{22} is the ratio of output current and output voltage when input port is open circuited, therefore it is called Output Admittance of the network. Its unit is mho.
- h_{12} is the ratio of input voltage and output voltage when input port is open circuited, therefore it is called Reverse Voltage Gain. It is a unit less quantity.
- h_{21} is the ratio of output current and input current when output port is short circuited, therefore it is called Forward Current Gain. It is a unit less quantity.
Equivalent Circuit Representation of h Parameter:
The equivalent circuit of h parameter for two port network can be represented using (2) and (3) as shown below.
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Thank you Shruti!