Electrical technologies

Electrical technologies


The electrical technologies cluster focuses on developing more efficient and robust electrical systems and technologies to optimize energy resources in a sustainable and competitive manner over the long term. This grouping encompasses the design and development of highly efficient and compact power systems, electronic instrumentation for passive components and scientific equipment, optimization of energy consumption in renewable energy systems and energy storage through digital twins, prototypes and laboratory tests. The laboratories of the cluster (Electrical Laboratory: EMC-Safety, Instrumentation and Zero-emissions) provide support to research and development activities, performing electromagnetic compatibility and electrical safety tests, and expanding their offer with new services.

  • Work teams

    This technology consists of two distinct technology areas:

    Advanced electromagnetic technologies and electronic instrumentation

    The first area specializes in electromagnetics and electronic instrumentation design. In the field of electromagnetism, methodologies are developed to characterize electrical systems and components, improving their efficiency, safety and controlling Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) phenomena in high electronic density environments. In the field of electronic instrumentation, high-sensitivity and low-power devices are designed and developed for scientific instrumentation, as well as for adding new functions to existing components. Both areas aim to promote technology and its applications in different fields.

    Sustainable electrical systems

    The second area specializes in the design and development of complex, compact and efficient electrical systems for the electrified world of the present and future. The section aims to create sustainable electrical systems, such as microgrids, that integrate renewable energies and electrical power systems with batteries and supercapacitors. We work on the optimization of energy flows to ensure system reliability and stability through complex control algorithms. This grouping consists of three sections: power electronics, storage systems and electrical networks. Our focus is on efficient and compact high-frequency power electronics, incorporating GaN and SiC technologies, together with advanced control algorithms and modulation techniques.

R&D Lines

The technology cluster Advanced Electromagnetic Technologies and Electronic Instrumentation is associated with the technology line L6 Sustainable Energy Electrical Systems and EMC, where it seeks to respond to four nuclear pillars:

  • Design and development of high sensitivity and low power consumption electronic instrumentation to provide new functionalities to passive components and the development of scientific instrumentation.
  • To develop methodologies (numerical and experimental) for the characterization of electrical systems and components in order to improve their efficiency, safety and control of EMC phenomena in electronically dense environments.
  • Design and development of ultra-compact, highly efficient electrical power systems.
  • Optimize the energy consumption of electrical systems based on renewable energies and/or energy storage systems through digital twins, prototype design and laboratory tests.

Energy sustainable electrical systems and EMC

Development of new technologies with high electronic density, low consumption, based on energy storage systems and renewable energies. The focus during these years is on optimizing energy resources in a sustainable manner to achieve an environmentally friendly energy growth model.

The activity of the technological group responds to a transversal dynamic and tries to support the following ITAINNOVA missions of clean transport and sustainable mobility, efficient, innovative and circular industry and climate change and clean energy.

Projects highlights

CMSUPG “ITAINNOVA activities for the”. LHC high-luminosity “Upgrades”: Inner Tracker and Endcap timing layer”. This project, whose reference is PID2020-113705RB-C33 (2020- 2023), has a budget of 243,000 €. IP: Dr.Arteche

EUROLABS (EUROpean Laboratories for Accelerator Based Sciences ) Horizonte Europa – 101057511 (2022- 2026). El proyecto por el INFN (Italia) cuanta con un presupuesto es de 15 M€ (ITAINNOVA 160k€)

AIDAINNOVA Advancement and Innovation for Detectors at Accelerators, H2020-101004761, (2021- 2025), presupuesto con 10M (ITAINNOVA 65k€) de euros.

Advanced technologies for the exploration of the universe and its components This project has a budget of 5M€ (ITAINNOVA 239 k€). is framed in the Complementary Plans (PC-MMR)

GanCAP4CMS Design and development of a transient protection system based on current sources with GaN transistors and integrated supercapacitors for the new CMS Pixel Detector – Phase II (Ref: LMP239_21). (2021-2023). Budget of 98 k€. PI: Dr. Arteche).

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