Todd Hubing Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D., 1988 - North Carolina State University
M.S., 1982 - Purdue University
B.S., 1980 - M.I.T.
Office: 310 Fluor Daniel EIB
Office Phone: 864.656.7219
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From 1982 to 1989, Dr. Hubing was employed in the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory, IBM Communications Products Division, in Research Triangle Park, NC. In 1989, he decided that he wanted to spend less time fixing EMC problems and more time trying to understand them, so he left IBM to become a faculty member at the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR). At UMR, he worked with faculty and students to analyze and develop solutions for a wide range of EMC problems affecting the electronics industry. Since coming to Clemson, he has continued his work in electromagnetic compatibility and computational electromagnetic modeling, particularly as it is applied to automotive and aerospace electronic designs.
Prof. Hubing has served as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on EMC, the IEEE EMC Society Newsletter, and the Journal of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society. He has served on the board of directors for both the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society and the IEEE EMC Society. He was the 2002-2003 President of the IEEE EMC Society and is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Prof. Hubing and his associates in the Clemson Vehicular Electronics Laboratory (CVEL) are developing electronic components, systems and design tools that will greatly improve the performance, fuel efficiency and reliability of the next generation of automobiles.
Electric Energy Conversion and Storage
Methods for storing and converting electrical energy in automobiles are relatively inefficient. Significant improvements in performance, fuel efficiency and reliability can be realized by optimizing these methods for automotive applications. The Clemson Vehicular Electronics Laboratory is developing new methods for storing and transforming electric energy more efficiently and with less electrical noise than existing methods. These methods recapture energy that is currently wasted in today's electric and hybrid vehicles. They also greatly reduce the electromagnetic fields present in the passenger compartment.
Automotive Electronics Expert System
Today's automobiles are complex electronic systems containing dozens of microprocessors and a variety of RF transmitters and receivers. Keeping track of all possible interactions that might result in an interference problem is a formidable task. The expert system being developed monitors automotive systems while they are being designed. It identifies design features that are likely to cause interference problems and estimates the magnitude of these problems. In this way potential problems can be averted before the first prototypes are built and tested.
Modeling Antennas in Automobiles
The radiated field pattern from a standard RFID antenna can be significantly altered when the antenna is embedded in the wall of an automobile or truck tire. Currents generated in the tire's steel belts and cords generate fields patterns that can be relatively complex. Put the same antenna/tire combination on a vehicle and the pattern is changed again. Put the antenna in another part of the vehicle and result may be completely different. The dominant interactions between the antennas and other automotive structures are being studied in order to develop relatively simple models that can be used to predict the performance of antennas located at various places on an automobile without requiring every possible vehicle configuration and environment to be analyzed.