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This Research Group operates in the field of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). The Group activity is mainly focused on: (a) theoretical work aimed at the characterization of interference effects; (b) development of innovative experimental procedures and optimized setups for EMC assessment. Group expertise ranges over the most relevant EMC issues, with emphasis on immunity, emissions and crosstalk, and exploits know-how on distributed-parameter circuit modeling, statistical techniques for EMC, and computational electromagnetics. The Group is active since 1999, with the twofold mission: (1) to enhance and integrate prediction models in order to develop reliable EMC-oriented design strategies; (2) to develop innovative and streamlined procedures for effective EMC assessment at the system and/or unit level. The main fields to which the EMC Group has contributed over the last four years (reporting period) are listed in the following. ? Distributed-parameter modeling of multiwire bundles and cables for the characterization of radiated susceptibility, crosstalk, conducted emissions, and proximity effects [scientific recognition SR2]: 1. Development of EMC prediction models based on statistical characterization of interference (i.e., statistical EMC prediction models); 2. Development of new methodologies for radiated intra-system compatibility verification of spacecraft; ? Development of optimized measurement procedures, measurement systems, and data processing techniques for experimental EMC assessment: 1. Theoretical assessment of susceptibility tests based on Bulk Current Injection (BCI), and development of new measurement procedures for 50 testing conducted/radiated susceptibility of wiring harness [scientific recognition SR1]; 2. Design of innovative procedures and systems for the verification of EMC and human exposure to electromagnetic fields in the rail environment [scientific recognition SR3]; 3. Comparative evaluation of sensor arrays in magnetic inverse problems ? Theoretical assessment of high order surface impedance boundary conditions using the Boundary Element Method (BEM) and the Finite Integration Technique (FIT). The EMC Group’s approach to research activity combines permanent contacts/cooperation with outstanding international/national research groups and agencies, with close connection to industrial organizations. The technical achievements of the EMC Group over the four-year period 2003-2006 have been recognized by the International EMC community both in terms of scientific recognitions [SR1, SR2, SR3] and via the sponsorship of scientific programmes from International Agencies and Organizations [C1, C2, C3, C4]. The industry sectors relevant for the research activity of this Group are Aerospace, Railway, and Automotive. In particular, over the last four years, the work of this Research Group has been supported by: (a) The European Space Agency with its European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC); (b) the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO); (c) The Italian Ministry of University and Research (M.I.U.R.); (d) The Italian State Railways (Trenitalia S.p.A.).
Sergio A. Pignari
Luca Di Rienzo