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Subject area
Reference degree course
Course type
Master's Degree
Teaching hours
Frontal Hours: 81.0
Academic year
Year taught
Course year
Telecom Applications
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Teaching description

Teaching program is provisional and may be subject to changes

In-depth knowledge of electromagnetic fields and microwaves

The course provides some examples of scientific and industrial applications of Electromagnetism, with particular emphasis to BioElectromagnetism, biomedical applications and intelligent wireless systems

Knowledge and understanding. During the course students will acquire the ability apply the theoretical knowledge of Electromagnetism and Microwaves to real cases

In particular, the main learning outcomes are:

* knowledge--wireless Systems and EM enabling technologies

* knowledge--electromagnetic compatibility problems,

* knowledge--Measurement Techniques and Instrumentations,

* laboratory experiments related to the scientific and industrial applications of electromagnetism.

Applying knowledge and understanding. After the course the student should be able to:

* deal with electromagnetic compatibility issues,

* solve complex problems involving electromagnetic technologies.


Autonomy of judgment. Students are guided to critically learn everything that is explained to them in class. The goal is to ensure that at the end of the course students will be able to autonomously deal with electromagnetics problems.


Communication skills. It is essential that students are able to communicate with a diverse and composite audience, not culturally homogeneous, in a clear, logical and effective way, using the acquired methodological tools and their scientific knowledge.

In this regard, the course promotes the development of the following skills of the student: ability to expose in precise and formal terms the salient characteristics of a problem of electromagnetism; ability to describe and analyze an efficient solution for the problem under consideration.

Learning ability. Students must acquire the ability to deal with: electromagnetic compatibility problems, wireless and EM enabling technologies, measurements techniques.

Lectures, exercises for solving practical problems, computer exercises, laboratory exercises, seminars

Development and implementation of a practical project (verify the ability to solve practical problems) and oral exam (verify the ability to analyze, criticize, and present the course topics)

Please see the reference notes in the section related to the reference books/material to identify the materials to be studied for each part of the course’s program.


  • Introduction to the course [1]: Chapter 3, 4 and 5
  • Introduction to EMC [1]: Chapter 1
  •  BioEM

[2]: Chapter 1, 2, 3 and 4
[3]: Introduction, Chapter 1, 8 and 9

Professor's notes on EM Exposure Safety Standards and Laws

Three Professor's papers on BEM modelling
Professor's notes on numerical dosimetry
Professor's notes on classification of EM sources
Professor's notes on ELF fields emitted by Power lines and their reduction

[1], [4], Selected papers by (i) Hodgkin and Huxley, (ii) Colquhoun and Hawkes


  • Wireless Systems and EM enabling technologies

Professor's notes on Radiopropagation
Professor's notes on RFID
Professor's notes on new materials and technologies
[5]: Chapter 6
One Professor's paper on the convergence of EM Technologies towards IOT [6], [7]


  • Radar Systems for meteorology

Professor's notes [8], [9]


  • Shielding and Measurement Environments

[1]: Chapter 11
[11]: Chapter 5 and 6 [10], [11]


      -      Measurement Techniques and Instrumentations

              Professor's notes

[1] C. Paul, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
[2] J. Malmivuo, R. Plomsey, Bioelectromagnetics (BEM)
[3] C. Polk, E. Postow, CRC Handbook of Biological Effects of EM Fields
[4] B. Hille, Ionic Channels of Eccitable Membranes
[5] L. Tarricone, A. Esposito, Grid Computing for EM
[6] T. Rappaport, Wireless Communications
[7] K. Finkenzeller, D. Muller, RFID Handbook
[8] M. A. Richard, J. Scheer and W. Holm, Principles of Modern Radar
[9] R. J. Doviak, D. S. Zrnic, Doppler Radar and Weather Observations
[10] L. H. Hemming, EM Anechoic Chambers
[11] V. P. Kodali, Engineering EMC

First Semester (dal 16/09/2024 al 20/12/2024)

Exam type

Type of assessment
Oral - Final grade

Course timetable

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