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Doing Business As Name:Clemson University Research Foundation
  • Todd H Hubing
  • (864) 656-7219
Award Date:07/06/2009
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 290,000
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 232,000
  • FY 2011=$58,000
  • FY 2010=$58,000
  • FY 2012=$58,000
  • FY 2009=$58,000
Start Date:07/15/2009
End Date:06/30/2014
Transaction Type:Grant
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.041
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:Center for Electromagnetic Compatibility
Federal Award ID Number:0934299
DUNS ID:159952407
Program:IUCRC-Indust-Univ Coop Res Ctr

Awardee Location

Street:300 Brackett Hall
Awardee Cong. District:03

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Clemson University
Street:230 Kappa Street
Cong. District:03

Abstract at Time of Award

Full Center Proposal (Phase I) for an I/UCRC for Electromagnetic Compatibility 0934299 Clemson University; Todd Hubing Clemson University (CU) seeks to join the existing I/UCRC "Electromagnetic Compatibility" consisting of the Missouri University of Science and Technology (MST) and the University of Houston (UH). MST is the lead institution of the proposed Center. Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) is an essential feature of virtually all high speed digital electronic assistants and home entertainment centers to essential control and information processing systems. EMC is the ability of these electronic systems to function reliably without causing interference to other electronic systems, being overly sensitive to weak signals generated by other electronic systems, and generating signals in one part of the system interfering with the operation of another part of the same system. The PI's move to CU and the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) provides a unique opportunity to significantly expand the automotive research being done. The CU-ICAR faculty and facilities will help attract new center memberships representing the automotive, aerospace, and industrial automation industries. The Clemson Vehicular Electronics Laboratory has helped more than a dozen companies address EMC-related problems through research projects, consulting and short courses. The proposed Center will encourage collaboration amongst the institutions, and is committed to providing a skilled and diverse workforce in the area of EMC as required by industry. The research will expose students and faculty to state-of-the-art research projects of value to the industry. Much of the material developed as a result of the research performed by the university participants has been incorporated into short courses, and CU intends to use some parts of this short course to address diversity by improving its recruiting of underrepresented groups among the graduate student population. CU also intends to develop some demonstrations suitable for K-12 programs designed to interest high school students in technical careers. In September 2008, CU was honored at the National Role Models Conference in Arlington, VA for its success in several high-profile diversity programs.

Publications Produced as a Result of this Research

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C. Zhu and T. Hubing "An active cancelation circuit for reducing electrical noise from three-phase AC motor drivers" IEEE Trans. on Electromagnetic Compatibility, v.56, 2014, p.60.

Villacorta, Byron S.; Ogale, Amod A.; Hubing, Todd H. "Effect of heat treatment of carbon nanofibers on the electromagnetic shielding effectiveness of linear low density polyethylene nanocomposites" POLYMER ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE, v.53, 2013, p.417-423.

Su, C.; Hubing, T. "Improvements to a Method for Estimating the Maximum Radiated Emissions from PCBs with Cables" IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, v.53, 2011, p..

He, X.; Hubing, T.; Ke, H.; Kobayashi, N.; Morishita, K.; Harada, T. "Calculation of optimal ground post resistance for reducing emissions from chassis-mounted printed circuit boards" IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, v.53, 2011, p..

Su, C.; Hubing, T. "Calculating Radiated Emissions due to I/O Line Coupling on Printed Circuit Boards using the Imbalance Difference Method" IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, v.54, 2011, p..

Y. Liao, T. Hubing and D. Su "Equivalent Circuit with Frequency-Independent Lumped Elements for Coated Wire Antennas" IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation, v.60, 2012, p.5419 - 54.

Y. Liao, T. Hubing and D. Su "Equivalent circuit for dipole antennas in a lossy medium" IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation, v.60, 2012, p.3950.

A. McDowell and T. Hubing "Parasitic inductance cancellation for surface mount shunt capacitor filters" IEEE Trans. on Electromagnetic Compatibility, v.56, 2014, p.74.

T. Hubing "Performance-based EMC design using a maximum radiated emissions calculator" Journal of Electromagnetic Engineering and Science, v.13, 2013, p.1271.

Su, C.; Hubing, T. "Imbalance Difference Model for Common-Mode Radiation from Printed Circuit Boards" IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, v.53, 2011, p.150.

Dong, X.; Weng, H.; Beetner, D.; Hubing, T. "Approximation of Worst-Case Crosstalk at High Frequencies" IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, v.53, 2011, p.202.

He, X.; Hubing, T. "A Closed-form Expression for Estimating the Maximum Radiated Emissions from a Heatsink on a Printed Circuit Board" IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, v.54, 2012, p.205.

X. He and T. Hubing "Mitigation of unintentional radiated emissions from tall VLSI heatsinks using ground posts" IEEE Trans. on Electromagnetic Compatibility, v.vol. 5, 2013, p.1271.

H. Zeng and T. Hubing "The effect of the vehicle body on EM propagation in tire pressure monitoring systems" IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation, v.60, 2012, p.3941.

Project Outcomes Report


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NSF I/UCRC for Electromagnetic Compatibility at Clemson

Project Outcomes

In the past five years, the EMC Center at Clemson University has worked directly with six companies, and indirectly with many other companies affiliated with the center, to address issues affecting the electromagnetic compatibility of electronic products. Major projects completed by the center during this period include:

  • A project addressing the reliable design of safety-critical automotive control systems,
  • The development of methods for reducing the electronic noise associated with high-voltage power inverters (e.g. the type of inverters used in electric and hybrid electric vehicles),
  • A design methodology and set of tools for ensuring that electronic systems will meet their electromagnetic compatibility requirements the first time they are tested in a laboratory,
  • A method for modeling the conversion of signal energy to radiated noise in high-speed connectors and in complex wiring harnesses,
  • Improved electronic noise filtering techniques for keeping very high frequency noise from being radiated by unshielded cables,
  • A non-intrusive method for recognizing changes in the electrical behavior of power electronics circuitry that precede an imminent failure, allowing preemptive action to be taken.

These projects have contributed to the support and education of 12 graduate students and have resulted in 24 technical publications so far. Results have been shared with hundreds of electronics design engineers through short courses, seminars and technical presentations. Design innovations resulting from these projects can be found in a wide range of products and are likely to influence the design of many more in the coming years. Although the portion of the project funded by NSF has ended, the EMC Center at Clemson is still active. They continue to work with companies in the automotive, consumer electronics and telecommunications fields to identify, model and develop solutions for problems related to electromagnetic interference.



Last Modified: 08/11/2014
Modified by: Todd H Hubing

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