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CODE 106823
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/02
LANGUAGE Italian (English on demand)
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Electromagnetic sensing and imaging techniques are essential in various fields, ranging from radar systems to medical diagnostics. Understanding such techniques, starting from the theoretical bases and exploring the most advanced applications, is fundamental to design and use the related electronic systems.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides skills on electromagnetic sensing and diagnostics techniques, with reference both to the implementation aspects (theoretical, hardware, numerical / software), and to their use in different applicative fields.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides skills on electromagnetic sensing and diagnostic systems and techniques, with particular reference to: radar systems for surveillance and monitoring; ground penetrating radar; X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging; microwave imaging and diagnostics; electrical impedance tomography. Both operating principles and implementation aspects of these techniques are covered by the course, as well as their use in different application areas (also with practical exercises). The goal is to enable students to know how to design and use electromagnetic sensors and diagnostic systems.

PREREQUISITES

Basic concepts of electromagnetic fields.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures and laboratory experiences.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Review of EM propagation and scattering. Radar systems for surveillance and monitoring: operating principles and applications. Ground penetrating radar: Basic principles, signal processing techniques, and applications. X-ray imaging: Basic principles, computed tomography, and applications. Magnetic resonance imaging: principles of operation and imaging techniques. Microwave imaging and diagnostics: systems, methods, and applications. Electrical impedance tomography.

This course contributes to the achievement of the following Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda: Objectives no. 3, 8 and 9.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Lecture notes provided by the teachers.will be made available.

The following reference books are also suggested:

  • M. Pastorino and A. Randazzo, Microwave Imaging Methods and Applications. Boston, MA: Artech House, 2018.
  • M. I. Skolnik, Introduction to Radar Systems. McGraw-Hill, 2001
  • R. Persico, Introduction to Ground Penetrating Radar: Inverse Scattering and Data Processing. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley, 2014.
  • J. Prince and J. Links, Medical Imaging Signals and Systems, 2nd edition. Boston: Pearson, 2014.

Students with disabilities or learning disorders can use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the Delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities, as indicated in Further Information section.

Students not following lectures may use the recommended reading material listed above and can ask the lecturer additional indications.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ANDREA RANDAZZO (President)

MIRCO RAFFETTO

VALENTINA SCHENONE

ALESSANDRO FEDELI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Students should demonstrate to know the operating principles and the application problems of the main electromagnetic sensing and diagnostic systems.

Students with learning disorders will be allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities, as better specified in the Further Information section.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
12/01/2024 10:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento L'esame si svolge su appuntamento.
12/01/2024 10:00 GENOVA Registrazione L'esame si svolge su appuntamento.
09/02/2024 10:00 GENOVA Registrazione L'esame si svolge su appuntamento.
09/02/2024 10:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento L'esame si svolge su appuntamento.
07/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento L'esame si svolge su appuntamento.
07/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Registrazione L'esame si svolge su appuntamento.
21/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento L'esame si svolge su appuntamento.
21/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Registrazione L'esame si svolge su appuntamento.
05/07/2024 10:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento L'esame si svolge su appuntamento.
05/07/2024 10:00 GENOVA Registrazione L'esame si svolge su appuntamento.
19/07/2024 10:00 GENOVA Registrazione L'esame si svolge su appuntamento.
19/07/2024 10:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento L'esame si svolge su appuntamento.
06/09/2024 10:00 GENOVA Registrazione L'esame si svolge su appuntamento.
06/09/2024 10:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento L'esame si svolge su appuntamento.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students with disabilities or learning disorders (e.g., DSA) can request special exam modalities, which will be defined individually with the "Referente per Ingegneria del Comitato di Ateneo per il supporto agli studenti disabili e con DSA". The interested students are invited to contact the teacher and the "Referente per Ingegneria" (https://unige.it/commissioni/comitatoperlinclusionedeglistudenticondisabilita.html), without sending documents about their disability. 

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Good health and well being
Good health and well being
Decent work and economic growth
Decent work and economic growth
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Industry, innovation and infrastructure