Reverberation Chamber as a facility to study complex electromagnetic environments
Speaker: Luca Bastianelli
Title: Reverberation Chamber as a facility to study complex electromagnetic environments
Abstract: In this talk, I will give an overview of my research on simulation and analysis of electromagnetic cavities inspired by wave chaos. In particular, I will talk about the reverberation chamber – a facility which is largely used in electromagnetic compatibility tests.
My research activity includes both measurements at the UNIVPM EMC laboratory and numerical simulations. Simulations are performed by Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) method, which is used to design novel cavity geometry for the operation of reverberation chamber at low frequencies. Simulations run on the CINECA HPC, Bologna, Italy, whose computing core hours were granted by the EU project PRACE. The old supercomputer FERMI was replaced by the new more powerful machine MARCONI, of which I will describe the main features. A brief introduction to the FDTD will be given, and results of simulations in terms of chatic reverberation chamber performance shown.