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CURRENT CVEL PROJECTS

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Integrated Vehicle Health Management
Vehicles that diagnose their own health, recognizing minor component failures and conditions that are likely to result in future component failures.

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Performance-Based EMC Design
Making EMC design decisions based on actual requirements. Determining exactly what is required to comply with a given set of EMC specifications.

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Safe and Reliable Automotive Electronics
The development of new design and test practices for automotive electronics is critical to ensuring the safety of the vehicle occupants.

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Using Unintentional Emissions to Anticipate MOSFET and IGBT Failures
Passive detection of MOSFET and IGBT degradation before it can result in a catastrophic system failure.

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Characterization of EMC Shielding Materials
Better methods for evaluating composite shielding materials.

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Failure-Mode Models for MLCC and Tantalum Capacitors
Evaluating the gradual deterioration of MLCC and tantalum capacitors that can occur due to exposure to medium-to-high voltage transients; and developing models that represent the electrical behavior of these components.

COMPLETED CVEL PROJECTS

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First-Pass Compliance with Automotive EMC Requirements
A design procedure for ensuring that components and systems comply with all automotive EMC requirements.

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Efficient, Low-Noise Power Inverters
Methods for reducing the electrical noise and improving the efficiency of DC-DC power converters and motor drivers for AC and brushless-DC motors.

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Component-Level Characterization for System-Level EMC Simulations
Techniques for measuring the EM characteristics of components and using this data to model complex systems.

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Improved Circuit Board Filters Employing SMT Capacitors
Improving the bandwidth of filters made with SMT capacitors using a flux-canceling technique.

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Improved Tire Pressure Monitoring
Developing a better way to transmit and receive RF signals in cars and trucks to conserve power and improve communication.

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Eliminating EMI Caused by Circuit Board/Chassis Resonances
Developing a simple method for determining the optimum value of ground post resistance in different situations and experimentally validating its effectiveness.

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Wireless Sensors for Intelligent Transportation
Ad hoc wireless sensor networks to improve road safety and minimize the effects of abrupt changes in traffic conditions.

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EM Modeling Using SPICE Circuit Solvers
Combining Finite Element electromagnetic analysis techniques with SPICE circuit solvers to perform fast and accurate electromagnetic simulations.

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Driver Arousal Monitor
Systems to monitor the physiological condition of people interacting with automobiles and other types of computing systems.

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Automated Vehicle Detection and Tracking
Automated techniques to detect and track vehicles on highways and roads for safety, planning, and security applications.

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Data Transmission from Rotating Structures
Data transmission to and from wireless sensors mounted on rapidly rotating equipment.

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Survey of Computational Electromagnetic Modeling Techniques
The current state of the art in computational electromagnetic (CEM) modeling and software.

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Evaluating ICs as Sources of Radiated Emissions
Characterizing integrated circuits in a manner that quantifies their ability to generate radiated electromagnetic emissions.

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Electronic Device Detection
Automatically detect and identify electronic devices based on their unintentional electromagnetic emissions.

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Field Patterns from Antennas in Tires
Radiated field patterns from RFID antennas embedded in tire walls.

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VLSI Design for Reduced EMI
Reducing the unintentional emissions from complex semi-conductor devices such as microprocessors, microcontrollers, and large field-programmable gate arrays.

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AM Radio Interference in a Tractor
Analyzing the coupling paths that allow electronic noise to be heard in AM radio systems installed in high-tech tractors.

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Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Through Tires
An undergraduate student investigated the merits of locating the antennas for vehicle-to-vehicle communications in tires.

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EMAP FEM-MOM Modeling Software
A 3D full-wave hybrid finite-element/moment-method modeling code.

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Low Inductance Capacitors
The best high frequency capacitor designs generally employ a package that minimizes the connection inductance for a given application.

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Efficient Capacitor Charging
Techniques for charging ultracapacitors that could greatly improve the efficiency of automotive systems that rely on ultracapacitors for energy storage.

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Automotive EMC Expert System
Expert system algorithms to diagnose and solve electromagnetic compatibility problems with automotive designs before the first prototypes are built.

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EMC Expert System for Printed Circuit Board Layout
Identify electromagnetic compatibility problems with a circuit board design before it is built.

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Maximum Radiated Emissions Calculator
Identify electromagnetic compatibility problems with a circuit board design before it is built.