To provide the students important concepts of Electromagnetic Compatibility which are fundamental for the design of electrical systems and devices, from the point of view of the equivalent electric circuit, in order to minimize the electromagnetic interference between the device and the surrounding environment. These concepts will be applied to a frequency range covering conduction and radiation, according the presented syllabus.
Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). Electric dimensions and units in EMC. Power loss in cables. Load match. Resistance, inductance and capacities at low- and high-frequency. Equivalent electric circuit of PCB tracks and cables. Effects of the connectors at high-frequency. Common-mode inductance. Frequency response and deviations from the ideal behavior of components. Mechanical switches. Electrical arc suppression. Electromagnetic theory and review on wave propagation. Reflections and refractions. Shielding. Shielding principles and efficiency. Parameters affecting shielding efficiency for near and far radiant structures. Basic emissivity and susceptibility models for radiation and conduction. Earthing and grounding.
Electromagnetism I, Waves and Optics, Electronics
Generic skills to reach
. Computer Skills for the scope of the study; . Using the internet as a communication medium and information source; . Competence for working in group; . Competence in applying theoretical knowledge in practice; . Research skills; . Knowledge of a foreign language; . Competence to solve problems; . Competence in working in interdisciplinary teams; . Competence in autonomous learning; . Sustainable development concerns; (by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
total of teaching hours
assessment implementation in 20142015 Assessment Written examination theoretical and practical consultation: 20.0% Project application with oral presentation and poster presentation: 30.0% Written exam theory without consultation: 50.0%
Bibliography of reference
? Paul, Clayton (2006) ? Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility, John Wiley & Sons, 2nd ed.
? Weston, David A. (1991) ? Electromagnetic compatibility: principles and applications, Marcel Dekker.
? Ott, Henry W. (1991) ? Noise reduction techniques in electronic systems, John Wiley & Sons, 2nd ed.
? Montrose, Mark I. (1999) ? EMC and the printed circuit board : design, theory, and layout made simple, IEEE Press.
The course presents three types of classes: theoretical (lecture); theoretical-practical classes with problem solving and some basic experiments for clarification of the concepts presented in the lectures; seminar classes for the students to present and defend their projects that are proposed to them at the beginning of the semester. In the latter case, the students will form groups of two elements, and dev the group must make a project of computer application on a given subject.