SINTEF is a non-commercial research foundation located in Norway. With 2100 employees from 67 countries, SINTEF is the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia. More than 90% of SINTEF’s income comes from contracts won in open competition. The sales was 350 MEUR in 2010, and the customers were located in 60 different countries. SINTEF is a multidisciplinary organization with expertise in the natural sciences and technology, environment, health and social science. SINTEF has competence in the fields of microsystems, sensor technology and sensor networks. SINTEF is the coordinator of the EM-Safety project. In addition, SINTEF will contribute to identify the requirements and specifications for the sensors, and to carry out EMF measurements.
Prysmian is a global leader in the energy and telecommunication cables industry. The company has subsidiaries in 38 countries, 53 plants in 21 countries, 7 Research and Development centres in Europe, USA and South America and more than 12000 employees. Prysmian has a wide range of products and services for submarine and underground power transmission and distribution, for industrial applications, for the distribution of electricity to residential and commercial buildings, and for video, data and voice telecommunications. Prysmian has a strong position in high tech sectors. Key strengths are the quality of the company’s product and services and a keen focus on R&D, concentrating on innovation in products, production processes and in the use of advanced proprietary technologies.
In the EM-Safety project, Prysmian will contribute with its experience in cables and magnetic fields shielding:
Participation to the characterization of the magnetic fields present inside the EV.
Design of optimized power cables for specific EV to minimize magnetic fields and power dissipation, through the choice of the best cable constructions and high performance materials.
Optimized arrangement of the cables and application of the shielding technologies.
Production of prototype cables to be installed on the EV.
Centro Ricerche FIAT was established in 1976 to fulfil the innovation, research and development needs of the FIAT group. With more than 850 employees, CRF offers a wide range of technical competences. CRF is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories for the testing of powertrains, electro-magnetic compatibility, noise and vibration analysis, and driving simulation. Facilities for the development of new materials and manufacturing processes are also available. In teh EM-Safety project, CRF will contribute in the preparation application requirements and preliminary specifications for the measurement platform. CRF will also contribute to the in-vehicle measurements, and to the integration of components in the vehicle.
The TET institutes perform research in the areas of analytical and numerical methods in electromagnetic field modelling, design of nonlinear RF circuits, analysis and simulation of nonlinear circuits and systems, electron quantum transport in nano-structured CMOS devices, and design of swithced power amplifiers. The TET institute is able to cover the whole area of physical system design of CMOS circuits from nano-structured CMOS devices to electromagnetic properties of electronic packaging of integrated circuits. In the EM-Safety project, LUH/TET will address the following challenges:
Optimized topology of the electrical architecture to minimize the EMF impact.
Computation algorithms including shielding materials/measures.
Comparison of computed data with measurement results from project partners.
Improvement of computation algorithms.
MIRA Limited is an independent research and technology organisation based in the UK, with an annual turnover of around €47 million and a staff of around 400. MIRA provides comprehensive coverage of all the disciplines required for automotive design and development, as well as for many other industries with similar requirements. MIRA’s electronics activities include electromagnetic compatibility, computational electromagnetics, vehicle electrical system architecture and integration, electric and hybrid vehicle development and system and software safety engineering. In the project, MIRA will undertake modelling of in-vehicle magnetic fields for the test-bed vehicle and comparison with corresponding measurements.
The university of Torino (UNITO) and its Department of Internal Medicine works in the fields of diagnostics and molecular oncology, cancer epidemiology and prevention, cancer immunology, immunogenetics, angiogenesis, and biochemistry. In the EM-Safety project, UNITO will conduct experimental work regarding cell reactions upon exposure to electromagnetic fields under controlled conditions.
CEA-LETI is a research laboratory with 1000 employees, located in Grenoble. LETI is one of the main European applied research centres in microelectronics. LETI has contributed to the creation of almost 30 startup companies in high technology. LETI has more than 200 industrial partners and 350 research contracts a year, and files around 180 patents yearly. For more than 40 years, LETI has been focussing on research on high resolution magnetometers. This includes SQUIDs, NMR magnetometers, and Helium 4 sensors. LETI also has strong experience in magnetic data analysis. In the EM-safety project, LETI will contribute to analysis and measurement of the magnetic fields present in electric vehicles.
IPM has a staff of researchers primarily oriented towards research and development in the fields of physics, chemistry, and software consulting. The main activities include new composite nanostructures materials, development of physical and mathematical models, and computational fluid dynamics simulations. IPM is located in Torino, Italy. The role of IPM in the EM-Safety project is to focus on simulation of electromagnetic fields, and to help identify suitable magnetic sensors for the measurement platform.
The EMG institute at the Technical University of Braunschweig (TUB) focuses on materials for new sensors, integration of sensors into sensor systems, and measurements by these systems in real-world applications. Especially, electrical and magnetic sensors are investigated for biomedical applications. The main contribution of TUB-EMG in the EM-Safety project will be the development of a suitable environment for measurements of electromagnetic fields (EMF). The planned work will concentrate on the integration of the magnetic sensors and the required measurement methods into an EMF platform that can be flexible to configure and easy to operate.
TAMAG Iberica aims at developing magnetically soft microwires and to make sensor prototypes of these wires. The technology of TAMAG consists of glass-coated magnetic microwires, and is published in more than 100 publications. TAMAG was founded in year 2000 and is located in Spain. TAMAG will contribute to the sensor feasibility study in the EM-Safety project. This includes study and development of thin microwires that expose high giant magneto impedance (GMI) effect.