George Green Institute for Electromagnetics Research
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Innovative Computational Electromagnetics and Novel Integration Technologies (ICENITE)

The work is concerned with finding improved means, from an electromagnetic resilience point of view, for integrating systems in aircraft or other platforms, over the currently used un-organised bundle of cables tied into looms.

It is a TSB project funded under the Highly Innovative Technology Enablers for Aerospace 2 programme, in partnership with BAE Systems, Bombardier (Northern Ireland), the Motor Industry Research Association, Transcendata Europe Ltd, and The University of Liverpool.

The project is developing and deploying a step change in the way electromagnetic architectures are developed and installed, and their performance optimised, through the advanced use of computational electromagnetic modelling throughout the product lifecycle.

Better predictability of electromagnetic coupling levels should lead to lower margins, lower equipment qualification levels with resultant lower cost, lower volume and lower mass. 

The structure shown is five wires twisted with a twist rate of 5 twists per metre and terminated at different positions. It is built using our in house Boolean Geometry Kernel software. The wires within the box are meshed using our in house Delaunay Mesher software. The coupling between wires can be solved using our in house UTLM solver. The model is built to consider the twisting effects in the wire bundle. Variability can be added to the model, such as random twist rate, different routes, different terminations, and so on. 


Dr Xuesong Meng, Prof Phil Sewell, Dr Ana Vukovic, Prof Trevor M Benson, Zhewen Zhang

George Green Institute for Electromagnetics Research

The Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD