Mechatronic background of FLAG-MS staff is the key for successful activities across several engineering fields (automotive, industrial automation, energy recovery and harvesting).

In the years of work at Mechatronics Laboratory of Politecnico di Torino (since 2005), staff collected experiences in research aimed to industrial and automotive applications.

FLAG-MS benefits from the thorough knowledge and skills developed in the following topics:

  • Motion control: HW and SW solutions for electric motors, electromagnetic and electro-hydrostatic actuators.
  • Industrial automation: sensors and actuators design, installation and control.
  • Energy: Design and realization of systems used for energy recovery, management and storage.
  • Electronics: Design and realization of HW components for plants control, monitoring and diagnostics.

PUBLICATIONS
BOOKS
  • F. Impinna, 2012, “Electrodynamic bearings: modeling and design”, LAP LAMBERT Academic publishing AG & Co. KG. ISBN 9783848424443
  • Chiaberge M., Botto G., De Giuseppe M. (2011) “DC/DC Step-Up Converters for Automotive Applications: a FPGA Based Approach”. In: New Trends and Developments in Automotive System Engineering / Marcello Chiaberge. InTech, Rijeka, pp. 189-206. ISBN 9789533075174
  • A. Festini, F. Impinna, L.D. Suarez, 2012, “Design and Realization of Drummer Robots to Perform a Mechanical Orchestra”, Book Chapter In: Advances in Engineering Research. Volume 6./ Victoria M. Petrova. Nova Publishers. ISBN 978-1-62257-972-3

JOURNALS
  • G. Genta, N. Amati, B. Bona, M. Kaouk Ng, F. Impinna, C. Presterà, G. Romeo, “Mobile teleoperated platform for difficult and hazardous environments”, ATTI DELLA ACCADEMIA DELLE SCIENZE DI TORINO. CLASSE DI SCIENZE FISICHE MATEMATICHE E NATURALI, pp. 43, 2008, Vol. 32, pagine da 117 a 160, ISSN: 0001-4419
  • A. Tonoli, N. Amati, F. Impinna, J. Detoni, “A solution for the stabilization of electrodynamic bearings: modeling and experimental validation”, Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, pp. 10, 2011, Vol. 133, ISSN: 1048-9002
  • Impinna F., Detoni J.G., Amati N., Tonoli A. (2012) Passive Magnetic Levitation of Rotors on Axial Electrodynamic Bearings. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, vol. 49 n. 1. - ISSN 0018-9464
  • J.G. Detoni, F. Impinna, A. Tonoli, N. Amati (2012) Unified modelling of passive homopolar and heteropolar electrodynamic bearings. Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 331 n. 19, pp. 4219-4232. - ISSN 0022-460X
  • Chiaberge M.; Tonoli A.; Botto G.; De Giuseppe M. (2010) “Model and Design of a Power Driver for Piezoelectric Stack Actuators”. In: EURASIP JOURNAL ON EMBEDDED SYSTEMS, vol. 2010. - ISSN 1687-3955

PROCEEDINGS
  • Vola Gera L.; Botto G.; Suarez Cabrera L.; Chiaberge M.. “Sensorless Control Design for High-speed PMSM automotive Application”, 17th International Symposium POWER ELECTRONICS Ee2013 Novi Sad (Serbia) October 30 - November 1, 2013.
  • Vola Gera L.; Botto G.; Suarez Cabrera L.; Chiaberge M.. “Advanced Sensorless Control System for PMSM-based Automotive Application”, 16th Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE’14-ECCE Europe - Lappeenranta - FINLAND 26-28 August 2014
  • G. Genta, N. Amati, A. Bonfitto, S. Carabelli, M. Kaouk Ng, F. Impinna, “A wheeled robot for lunar environment: design, modelling and construction”, International Astronautical Congress 2007, Hyderabad, India 24-28 Settembre, 2007
  • G. Genta; B. Bona; N. Amati; F. Impinna, “A Demonstrator of a Wheeled Rover for Lunar Exploration and Exploitation”, Workshop Robotica per esplorazione lunare unmanned, Roma 1 - 4 Luglio, 2009
  • N. Amati, A. Tonoli, E. Zenerino, F. Impinna, J. Detoni, “Design Methodology of electrodynamic bearings”, AIAS – Associazione Italiana per l’Analisi delle Sollecitazioni, XXXVIII convegno nazionale, 9-11 September 2009, Politecnico di Torino, AIAS 2009 – 109
  • G.Genta, X. De Lépine, F. Impinna, J. Girardello, N. Amati, A. Tonoli, “Sensitivity analysis of the design parameters in electrodynamic bearings”, IUTAM Symposium on Emerging Trends in Rotor Dynamics, pp. 287-296, New Delhi, India, 2009, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0020-8 ISSN: 1875-3507
  • A. Tonoli, N. Amati, G. Genta, F. Impinna, J. Detoni, “A New Stabilization Technique for Electrodynamic Bearings”, ISMB12 (Wuhan/China), 22-25 August 2010, pp. 551-560
  • A. Tonoli, N. Amati, F. Impinna, J. Detoni, H. Bleuler, J. Sandtner, “Dynamic Modeling and Experimental Validation of Axial Electrodynamic Bearings”, ISMB12 (Wuhan/China), 22-25 August 2010, pp. 68-81
  • F. Impinna, J. G. Detoni, N. Amati, A. Tonoli, “Axial Electrodynamic suspension for a vertical axis rotor: modeling and experimental validation”, AIAS – Associazione Italiana per l’Analisi delle Sollecitazioni, XXXX convegno nazionale, 7-10 September 2011, Università degli Studi di Palermo, AIAS 2011 – 113
  • N. Amati, J.G. Detoni, F. Impinna, A. Tonoli (2012) Axial and Radial Dynamics of Rotors on Electrodynamic Bearings. 10th International Conference on Vibrations in Rotating Machinery, Londra, 11-13 September, 2012. pp. 113-122
  • N. Amati, J.G. Detoni, F. Impinna, A. Tonoli (2012) Model Based Design of a Rotor Supported by Radial Electrodynamic Bearings. 10th International Conference on Vibrations in Rotating Machinery, Londra, 11-13 September, 2012. pp. 123-132
  • F. Impinna, J. Detoni, N. Amati, A. Tonoli, “Non-dimensional design approach for Electrodynamic Bearings”, ISMB13 (Arlington, Virginia/USA), 6-9 August 2012, pp. 1-15
  • Bonfitto A., Tonoli A., Botto G., Silvagni M., Suarez L.D. (2012) “Rotor on cone-shaped active magnetic bearings with three-phases power drivers”. In: Thirteenth International Symposium on Magnetic Bearings, Arlington, Virginia, USA, August 6-9, 2012. [Disponibilitè ristretta]
  • Bonfitto A., Botto G., Chiaberge M., Suarez Cabrera L.D., Tonoli A. (2012) “A multi-purpose control and power electronic architecture for active magnetic actuators”. In: EPE-PEMC 2012 ECCE Europe, Novi Sad, Serbia, September 4-6, 2012.
  • Chiaberge M.; Botto G; De Giuseppe M (2009) “An FPGA Controlled DC-DC Step-Up Converter for Automotive Applications”. In: EPE 2009 - 13th Eurpoean Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, Barcelona (SPAIN), 8 - 10 September, 2009.
  • Suarez Cabrera L.D., Stefano Carabelli, Marco Visconti, Paolo Truccone, Gianluca Botto (2009) “Open Motion Control, A Model Based Development Platform for Rapid Prototyping”. In: 17th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, THESSALONIKI, Greece, June 2009.
  • A. Bianco; R. Birke; G. Botto; Chiaberge M.; J.M. Finochietto; G. Galante; M. Mellia; F. Neri; M. Petracca (2006) “Boosting the Performance of PC-based Software Routers with FPGA-enhanced Network Interface Cards”. In: HPSR2006, 2006 Workshop on High Performance Switching and Routing, Poznan, Poland, 7-9 June 2006.
  • R. Gaudino, E. Capello, G. Perrone, S. Abrate, M. Chiaberge, P. Francia, G. Botto (2004) “Advanced modulation format for high speed transmission over standard SI-POF using DSP/FPGA platforms”. In: 13th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, Nürnberg, D, 27-30 September, 2004. pp. 1-4
  • R. Gaudino; E. Capello; G. Perrone; Chiaberge M.; P. Francia; G. Botto (2004) “Advanced modulation format for high speed transmission over standard SI-POF using DSPFPGA platforms”. In: POF Conference 2004, Nurnberg, Germany, September 27-30, 2004. pp. 98-105
  • R. Gaudino; E. Capello; G. Perrone; S. Abrate; Chiaberge M.; P. Francia; G. Botto (2004) “Advanced modulation formats over POF: is there a rationale for multilevel optical transmission?” In: 2004 POFWorld Conference, San Jose, California, USA, June 2004.

PATENTS
  • Amati N.; Tonoli A.; Delepine X.; Impinna F., Brevetto numero TO2009A000655, “Gruppo rotore-cuscinetto elettrodinamico perfezionato”, 2009.
  • Chiaberge M.; Botto G.; De Giuseppe M.; Lucano M. (2009) “Hysteresis-type electronic controlling device for fuel injectors and associated method”. F02M51/00, F02D41/20.
  • Chiaberge M.; Alpe S.; Botto G.; Scappatura G.; De Giuseppe M.; Casasso P. (2009) “Fault management in an i.c. engine piezoelectric fuel injection system”. F02D41/20; F02D41/22; H01L41/04; F02D41/20P; F02D41/22B; H01L41/04B.

DOCTORAL THESES
  • Botto G. (2008), “FPGA Operating System for Hard Real Time Applications”.
  • Negri G. (2009), “Implementation of not intrusive monitoring and tuning tools for mechatronic system”.
  • Impinna F. (2010), “Electrodynamic bearings: modeling and design”.
  • Vola Gera L. (2015), “Sensorless Control Techniques for Energy Recovery Systems in Automotive Field”.
  • Castellazzi L. (2017), “Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Powertrain Optimization for Energy Consumption, Driveability and Vehicle Dynamics Enhancements”.