Women in Electronics

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292).

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Department of Computer Engineering, Modeling, Electronics and Systems (DIMES), University of Calabria, 87036 Arcavacata, Italy
Interests: microwave and millimeter-waves antennas and circuits; microwave biomedical applications; innovative materials for antennas; electromagnetics in health safety
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Dear Colleagues,

The 10th anniversary of Electronics is coming in 2021. Since its first paper published in 2011, Electronics has received important support and excellent contributions from women scientists. They have served as our Editorial Board Members, Guest Editors, Topic Editors, authors, and reviewers. 

To celebrate and highlight the achievements of women in the research area of electronics, this Special Issue, entitled “Women in Electronics”, will present electronics-related work from leading women scientists. We also hope that this Special Issue will further encourage and promote the scientific contributions of women researchers in this field.

Prof. Dr. Sandra Costanzo
Guest Editor

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Modification of SPWM Modulating Signals for Energy Balancing Purposes
Electronics 2022, 11(18), 2871; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11182871 - 11 Sep 2022
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There is currently a growing interest in efficient power generation and transformation without increasing the cost and complexity of a system. One type of transformation is the conversion of energy from a direct current to an alternating current, which is used in various [...] Read more.
There is currently a growing interest in efficient power generation and transformation without increasing the cost and complexity of a system. One type of transformation is the conversion of energy from a direct current to an alternating current, which is used in various applications, for example, in photovoltaic systems. One of the elementary components of these systems is the inverter. However, there are several drawbacks in the design of these systems, such as the energy balance between their semiconductor devices. Therefore, it is important to study alternatives to balance the energy and thus achieve a positive impact on both the economic and reliability aspects of the system. This article deals with the study, design, and implementation of the modification of a modulation technique with reconstructed modulating signals, which aims to ensure the energy balance in each cell of a multilevel inverter and, at the same time, present better results concerning the different parameters of comparison established, such as harmonic distortion, percentage of unbalance, percentage of use of digital resources, and power transferred to the load. Full article
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Enhanced Machine Learning Approach for Accurate and Fast Resolution of Inverse Scattering Problem in Breast Cancer Detection
Electronics 2022, 11(15), 2308; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11152308 - 24 Jul 2022
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An improved machine learning approach is presented in this paper to guarantee the fast convergence of the Born Iterative Method, even in the presence of strong scatterers, by assuming a single operating frequency and a reduced number of antennas in the scattering setup. [...] Read more.
An improved machine learning approach is presented in this paper to guarantee the fast convergence of the Born Iterative Method, even in the presence of strong scatterers, by assuming a single operating frequency and a reduced number of antennas in the scattering setup. The initial estimation of the dielectric profile, provided by the Born Iterative Method, was processed by a specific convolutional neural network to improve the reconstruction using a fast machine learning approach. To ensure rapid convergence, a proper choice of the initial guess in terms of the minimum permittivity value over the entire domain was also made. Numerical validations on realistic breast phantoms were illustrated, demonstrating an average error of 2.4% and an accuracy greater than 96% for all considered tests, even when considering a single operating frequency and a reduced amount of training data. Full article
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Teaching–Learning-Based Optimization Algorithm Applied in Electronic Engineering: A Survey
Electronics 2022, 11(21), 3451; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11213451 - 25 Oct 2022
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This paper presents a survey of the articles published in the period 2013–2021 related to the application of the teaching–learning-based optimization (TLBO), which reproduces the dynamics that occur in a classroom with the teacher and the student. This paper uses the algorithm to [...] Read more.
This paper presents a survey of the articles published in the period 2013–2021 related to the application of the teaching–learning-based optimization (TLBO), which reproduces the dynamics that occur in a classroom with the teacher and the student. This paper uses the algorithm to optimize some objective functions related to the design in the electronics field. A total of 62 papers were reviewed and some graphs were generated to summarize the most relevant of these articles. These have been classified into five categories based on the areas of electronic engineering, such as power electronics, control, electromagnetism, digital electronics, and analogue electronics. Electronic engineering has been becoming increasingly relevant in world technological development, for example, in electric vehicles or generating electricity from renewable energy sources to counteract the environmental impact that non-renewable sources generate. The TLBO algorithm has attracted the interest of a large number of researchers due to its efficiency, speed, and low initialization parameter requirements. This article is composed of two stages, the first is a summary of the information on electronics, in general, encompassing all its areas, and the second focuses on the algorithm applied to multilevel inverters; for each stage, graphs and tables are shown. Full article
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