Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2017/2018
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on DATA AND COMMUNICATION SECURITY ENGINEERING
Disciplinary sector: 
ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS (ING-INF/02)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
2
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Italian speech while teacher's notes are in English

Course description

This is a course that belongs to the field of applied electromagnetic (ING-INF/02 – Electromagnetic fields). The course aims at providing advanced knowledge of electromagnetic compatibility. The planning constraints imposed by regulations will be particularly addressed.

Knowledge and understanding:
The student is expected to achieve an advanced knowledge key mechanisms that lie at the basis of electromagnetic compatibility. The student is expected to know and to understand the main characteristics and analysis/solution of electromagnetic compatibility problems.

Applying knowledge and understanding:
The student is expected to achieve an advanced knowledge in terms of modeling, analysis and solution with respect to the regulations that rule the different problems of electromagnetic compatibility.

Autonomy of judgement:
The student is expected to identify the challenges that characterize electronic devices or real scenarios in terms of electromagnetic compatibility, in order to provide the best planning and technological solutions within the framework of regulations.

Communication skills:
The student is expected to explain the modeling, analysis and solution background that lies at the basis of electromagnetic compatibility using a clear and effective technical language suitable even for non-expert interviewer.

Learning skills:
The student is expected to achieve a self-understanding stage to update his knowledge using different sources, e.g. books and scientific papers, and to follow technical courses and seminars on the topic.

Prerequisites

Although there are no formal prerequisites, the basic knowledge of main topics related to the SSD ING/INF-02 is recommended:
•Electromagnetic fields
•Propagation

Syllabus

1. Introduction and course presentation (~2h traditional lesson - 0.25 CFU)
Introduction to electromagnetic compatibility
Problems in electromagnetic compatibility
Course overview and organization

2. Recalls of antennas, propagation and electromagnetic fields (~4h traditional lesson - 0.5 CFU)
Electric dimensions
Decibels
Power along transmission lines

3. Basics of electromagnetic compatibility (~4h traditional lesson - 0.5 CFU)
Time and frequency domain characterization of signals
Bode diagrams and envelopes
Basics on the spectrum analyzer

4. Non-ideal behavior of passive components and their use as suppressors of disturbances (~8h traditional lesson + ~2h practice - 1.25 CFU)
Models for transmission lines: wires and lands on printed circuit boards
Component leads
Evaluation of internal and external electric parameters
Lumped-parameters equivalent circuits
Ideal and actual Bode diagrams: resistors, capacitors and inductors
High-frequency disturbances suppression
Ferromagnetic materials and ferrite beads
Common-mode chokes

5. Radiated and conducted emissions and susceptibility (~8h traditional lesson + ~4h practice - 1.5 CFU)
Near and far field
Common- and differential-mode currents
Radiated emissions for transmission lines
Current probes
Susceptibility models for wires and lands on printed circuit boards
Conducted emissions: Line Impedance Stabilization Network (LISN)
Power supply filters
Power supplies
Conducted susceptibility

6. Crosstalk and shielding (~6h traditional lesson + ~2h practice - 1 CFU)
Crosstalk for transmission lines: time and frequency domain
Crosstalk for transmission lines: exact and approximated solution
Weakly coupled transmission lines: inductive, capacitive and common-impedance coupling
Crosstalk reduction: shielded and twisted wires
Shielding factor and effectiveness
Effects of non-ideal components on shielding effectiveness
Exact and approximated solution for shielding in case of far field sources
Approximated solution for shielding in case of near field sources
Shielding of low-frequency magnetic fields

7. Electrostatic discharge (~2h traditional lesson - 0.25 CFU)
Sources for electrostatic discharges
Effects of electrostatic discharge
Mitigation of the electrostatic discharge effects

8. Electromagnetic compatibility regulations (~4h traditional lesson + ~2h practice 0.75 CFU)
Requirements for emissions
Requirements for susceptibility

The course consists of 48h: 32h of traditional lectures and 16h of practice. The latter include laboratory experiments, undertaken using the anechoic and reverberating chambers, analysis of experimental data and numerical simulations, and technical seminars.
1. Introduction and course presentation (~2h traditional lesson)
2. Recalls of antennas, propagation and electromagnetic fields (~6h traditional lesson)
3. Basics of electromagnetic compatibility (~2h traditional lesson)
4. Non-ideal behavior of passive components and their use as suppressors of disturbances (~8h traditional lesson + ~2h practice)
5. Radiated and conducted emissions and susceptivity (~8h traditional lesson + ~4h practice)
6. Crosstalk and shieldness (~6h traditional lesson + ~2h practice)
7. Electrostatic discharge (~2h traditional lesson)
8. Electromagnetic compatibility regulations (~4h traditional lesson + ~2h practice)

Teaching Methods

Traditional lecture, practice, lab sessions.

Textbooks

•Teacher’s notes available on the course website (www.edi.uniparthenope.it)
• Books
- C. R. Paul, "Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility", Wiley;
- H.W. Ott, "Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering", Wiley

Learning assessment

The examination aims at verifying the previously stated educational targets. The examination consists of an oral exam, discussed even in English language, that aims at evaluating the student’s ability to link and analyze the topics studied during the course and to address typical practical problems of electromagnetic compatibility.

More information

Teacher’s notes available on the course website (www.edi.uniparthenope.it)
Office hours:
-Wednesdays 11-13
-Fridays 11-13
However, I have an open door policy allowing students to come and ask questions anytime.