Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2019/2020
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on DATA AND COMMUNICATION SECURITY ENGINEERING
Location: 
Napoli
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 electromagnetics (ING-INF/02 – Electromagnetic fields). The course aims at providing advanced knowledge of electromagnetic compatibility. The main focus is on ICT and electromagnetic security applications within the framework provided by actual standards and regulations.

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.

Judgement skills:
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 achieve a deeper knowledge of the electromagnetic compatibility and its actual regulations, being able to follow technical courses and seminars on the topic for any ICT application.

Prerequisites

Although there are no formal prerequisites, it is recommended the basic knowledge of main topics as:
• Electromagnetic fields
• Free and guided propagation
• Antennas and circuit theory

Syllabus

1. Introduction and course presentation
Introduction to electromagnetic compatibility
Course overview and organization
2. Recalls of antennas, propagation and electromagnetic fields
Electric dimensions
Decibels
Power along transmission lines
3. Basics of electromagnetic compatibility
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
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
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
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 ESD
ESD sources
Effects of ESD
Mitigation of the ESD effects
8. EMC facilities, standard and regulations
EMC facilities: OATS, full- and semi-anechoic chambers, reverberating chambers
Standards and regulations for conducted and radiated emission tests
EMC measurements
9. Electromagnetic security
Side-channel attacks
TEMPEST
EM information leakage and electromagnetic attacks
Analysis and countermeasures

The course consists of 48h: 34h of traditional lectures and 14h of practice. The latter include numerical simulations, analysis and discussion of experimental data and case studies, technical seminars.
1. Introduction and course presentation (~2h traditional lesson)
2. Recalls of antennas, propagation and electromagnetic fields (~4h traditional lesson)
3. Basics of electromagnetic compatibility (~2h traditional lesson)
4. Non-ideal behavior of passive components and their use as suppressors of disturbances (~6h traditional lesson + ~3h practice)
5. Radiated and conducted emissions and susceptivity (~8h traditional lesson + ~6h practice)
6. Crosstalk and shielding (~6h traditional lesson + ~3h practice)
7. Electrostatic discharge (~2h traditional lesson)
8. EMC facilities, standard and regulations (~2h traditional lesson + ~2h practice)
9. Electromagnetic security (~2h traditional lesson)

Teaching Methods

Traditional lectures, practice sessions.

Textbooks

•Teacher’s notes available on the course website (www.edi.uniparthenope.it)
•Books:
1) C. R. Paul, Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility, Wiley, Second Edition, 2006.
2) Henry W. Ott, Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering, Wiley, 2009.

Learning assessment

The examination aims at verifying the previously stated educational targets. The examination consists of an oral exam 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)

Lectures are in Italian. The professor is fluent in English and is available to interact with students in English, also during the examination.

Office hours:
- Wednesday 11-13
- Friday 11-13

However, the professor adopts an open door policy allowing students to come and ask questions anytime.