Eight departments of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering conduct research in various interesting fields. The main areas of scientific activity are briefly described below.
Department of Electrodynamics and Electrical Machine Systems
The department carries out scientific research in the fields of electrodynamics and field theory, modeling of electromechanical systems, design and operation of electrical machines, electric and hybrid drive, application of computer science in technology. As a part of scientific and research activities, own research and work for the industry are carried out. The aim of the own research is individual development of the research staff and obtaining of the academic degrees.
The research is carried out in theoretical and experimental form. The results of the studies are presented at international and domestic scientific conferences.
Department of Electronic and Telecommunications Systems
Research and scientific activity in the Department is carried out by 3 teams: The EMC team, the RFID team, and HYBRID team.
The EMC team is carrying out research that has created the basis for undertaking and continuing comprehensive theoretical and experimental work in the field of identification of disturbance propagation processes in electronic systems and the conditions for the disturbance immunity of these systems.
Thematically, they include: the analysis of the conditions of interference immunity and the emission of disturbances in electronic planar structures, bus systems and communication interfaces, as well as the analysis of the generation and propagation of conducted disturbances, low frequency, in low and medium voltage power networks, and methods of counteracting the effects caused by these disturbances.
The RFID team is continuing comprehensive theoretical and experimental research in the field of multi-faceted analysis of object identification issues, the effect of which is a unique method of synthesizing a determined, three-dimensional area of correct operation of the RFID system, adequate for both static, multiple automatic identification processes, as well as for applications with dynamic changing the location and orientation of identifiers placed on marked objects, as well as - navigation systems for autonomous objects, using this type of identifiers.
The team of micro- and nanoelectronic technologies (HYBRID) conducts comprehensive research in the field of synthesis, in the full development cycle, from the stage of prototype works, to production and testing of hybrid structures using the technologies such as: LTCC, conventional layering technology, using ceramic and flexible substrates, layering technology.
Department of Electronics Fundamentals
Scientific work of the department focuses on issues related to the description of transport properties of materials and electronic components, with particular emphasis on materials with a disordered structure. Both theoretical and experimental work is carried out. In the area of theory, the research concerns classical and quantum percolation and the phenomena of electronic wave interference. The software for computer simulations of these phenomena is intensively developed in the C++ language. Experimental research is carried out, among other things for samples of resistive materials made at the Laboratory of Electronic Materials Technology. For example, ruthenium dioxide + glass layers made according to the in-house technology are being tested. Measurements are carried out in the Laboratory for Structural Research equipped with an X-ray diffractometer and in the Cryomagnetic Laboratory, which is the basic experimental base for the scientific work carried out at the Department.
The Department of Metrology and Diagnostic Systems
The research activity of the department covers the following topics and issues: measurements and processing of stochastic signals with particular emphasis on applications in technical diagnostics, development of measurement theory as well as diagnostic and calibration tests, measurement and signal processing in medical diagnostics, modeling and construction of modern tools for measuring electrical and non-electrical quantities. Research work is carried out as part of own research as well as under grants and external assignments.
Department of Computer and Control Engineering
The department conducts research in many areas, including intelligent computer systems, systems supporting human-computer interaction, image processing and recognition, expert systems and artificial intelligence, fuzzy systems, neural networks, intelligent data processing and decision support systems.
The department also study the application of information technologies in devices and systems for people with disabilities, the use of information technology and automation tools in the tasks of monitoring, supervising and controlling production.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Fundamentals
Research topics include mathematical modeling and computer studies of lightning electromagnetic pulse (LEMP) and atmospheric overvoltages in electrical and power systems, research on the resistance of avionics to electromagnetic disturbances of atmospheric origin, investigation of electric fields of heterogeneous electro-insulating systems with complex electrode shapes and thermal fields of high-power cables, taking into account the inhomogeneity and non-linearity of the environment.
The experimental research of high-power impulse exposures is carried out in the newly built training ground in Huta Poręby in the district of Brzozów. The facility covers the area of 5 hectares, and is equipped with an overhead test line approximately 500 m long, MV / LV transformer, cable line 50 m long and a full-size physical model of the building with electrical installation.
Department of Power Electronics and Power Engineering
The research conducted in the five laboratories of the department includes testing the properties of insulating materials; tests of flashover voltage in gas insulation and breakdown voltage of liquid and solid insulation; field tests of the effectiveness of lightning protection for small buildings, in particular tests of the flow of impulse currents in the lightning protection device, power supply network and electrical installation of the facility.
The research carried out in recent years also includes studies of the electrical characteristics of earth-fault transformers and residual current protection; soil resistivity and earth electrode resistance tests in field conditions;
Department of Complex Systems
The Department is primarily focused on conducting research and didactics in relation to broadly understood computer systems and networks in the field of design, construction, administration and management. The Department specializes in systems and computer networks at Bachelor degree studies and the specialty of ICT systems at the Master degree studies.
The current research topic of the Department covers the analysis of thermodynamic and time-space conditions of occurring processes during processing in complex systems. Description at the level of mathematical models and simulations.