Wednesday, 25 October 2017

PhD Tutorial: Position and Load Independent DC to DC Wireless Power Transfer System for Moving Applications

In order to pass to the third year of the PhD at the University of Bologna, it is required to give a 40 minutes presentation to first introduce your field, in the form of a tutorial, and then briefly show your research.

The presentation is organized as follows

  • Tutorial
    • Introduction to Wireless Power Transfer (WPT)
    • Inductive Power Transfer (IPT)
    • Class E Resonant Inverter
    • Advantages of Wide Bandgap Semiconductors (WBG)
  • Research Contribution
    • Geometry Optimization of Sliding Inductive Links for Position-Independent Wireless Power Transfer
    • Design of a Position-Independent End-to-End Inductive WPT Link for Industrial Dynamic Systems

Introduction to Wide BandGap Semiconductors and Class E rectifier

As an assignment to achieve the PhD credits for the Summer School of Information Engineering, it was requested to write a short report. This is a very simple introduction to Wide BandGap Semiconductors and Class E rectifier.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Python matplotlib: insets and aligned legends

Sometimes it is needed to create a plot with several lines and to assign a legend to each of them, which quite often ends in cumbersome and clunky legends. In my opinion, a more elegant way is include the legend as aligned text aside to each plot line, which is possible using Python and matplotlib.

Furthermore, to better highlight some details it is also possible to use an inset, hence to add a box which zooms a particular detail of the plot.

In the following is the Python code. The style is optimised for an IEEEtran journal.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Peer review template based on IEEEtran and pandoc

When you start to be involved in scientific publishing, one of the side-effects is to become a reviewer for some journals. This side-effect is an extremely important part of the scientific publishing process, which should ensure the quality of the published papers. It has also some other advantages, as to be able to view the papers few months before they would be published. The major downside is the time required for a good review, even days.

To simplify the writing process I decided to create a simple workflow which is based on \(\LaTeX\), IEEEtran and pandoc. The final output will be made up of a .pdf file, formatted as an IEEEtran journal, and a .rst file, formatted as a reStructuredText. The .pdf is ideal for viewing the math, figures, etc., while the .rst file is ideal to be pasted in the comments part, which is the part that will be sent in the email to the authors.

International Morse Code

This is a nerdy post, just to share a cheat-sheet which contains the International Morse Code along with the NATO Phonetic alphabet. I created this, using various resources online, just to lose some time...