Senior Researcher

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SHORT BIO

Gianpaolo Vitale received his “laurea” degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Palermo (Italy) in 1988. From 1994 to 2001, he has been researcher and since 2002, he has been senior researcher at the I.S.S.I.A.- C.N.R. (Institute on Intelligent Systems for Automation). He has been professor of “Power Electronics” and “Applied Electronics” at the Engineering Faculty of Palermo from 1999 to 2007. He has been the supervisor of a research project on Electromagnetic compatibility of electric drives and of a research project on intelligent management of electric energy supplied by renewable sources.
He is member of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society and IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society and he serves as reviewer for several journals and conferences.
His current research interests are in the fields of Power Electronics and related problems of Electromagnetic Compatibility.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. Gianpaolo Vitale

    Renewable energies - Future perspectives, Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Vol. 1, No. 17, 2016

  2. G. Ala, M.C. Di Piazza, C. Giaconia, G. Giglia, G. Vitale

    “Design and performance evaluation of a high power density EMI filter for PWM inverter-fed induction motor drives”, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 2016. DOI: 10.1109/TIA.2016.2518129, Early Access.

  3. Alonge F.; Rabbeni, R.; Pucci, M.; Vitale, G.

    "Identification and Robust Control of a Quadratic DC/DC Boost Converter by Hammerstein Model", IEEE transactions on industry applications, Vol. 51, No. 5, 2015

  4. M.C. Di Piazza, M. Luna, G. Vitale

    “EMI Reduction in DC-Fed Electric Drives by Active Common-Mode Compensator”, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume: 56 , Issue: 5, October 2014 , Page(s): 1067-1076

  5. A. Di Piazza, M. C. Di Piazza, G. Vitale

    Estimation and Forecast of Wind Generators Production Capability for Energy Management Purpose in Smart Grids, Renewable energy & power quality journal, Vol. 12, 2014

  6. Alonge F.; Cirrincione M.; D’Ippolito F.; Pucci M.; Sferlazza A.; Vitale G.

    "Descriptor-type kalman filter and TLS EXIN speed estimate for sensorless control of a linear induction motor", IEEE transactions on industry applications, Vol. 50, No.6, 2014

  7. Accetta A.; Cirrincione M.; Pucci M.; Vitale G.

    "Neural sensorless control of linear induction motors by a full-order luenberger observer considering the end effects", IEEE transactions on industry applications, Vol. 50, No. 3, 2014

  8. Accetta A., Cirrincione M., Pucci M., Vitale G.

    MRAS Speed Observer for High-Performance Linear Induction Motor Drives Based on Linear Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on power electronics, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2013

  9. Di Piazza M.C., Luna M., Vitale G.

    Dynamic PV Model Parameter Identification by Least-Squares Regression, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2013

  10. Di Piazza M.C., Pucci M., Vitale G.

    Intelligent Power Conversion System Management for Photovoltaic Generation, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Vol. 2, 2013

  11. M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    Neural MPPT of Variable Pitch Wind Generators with Induction Machines in a Wide Wind Speed Range, IEEE transactions on industry applications, Vol. 49, No. 2, 2013

  12. A. Di Piazza, M. C. Di Piazza, G. Vitale

    Efficiency Comparison of Grid Side Converters for DC Distribution Systems, Renewable energy & power quality journal, Vol. 11, 2013

  13. G. Ala, M. C. Di Piazza, A. Ragusa, F. Viola, G. Vitale

    EMI Analysis in Electrical Drives Under Lightning, IEEE Transactions on electromagnetic compatibility, Vol. 54, No. 4, 2012

  14. Cirrincione M., Pucci M., Vitale G.

    Growing Neural Gas-Based MPPT of Variable Pitch, IEEE Transactions on industry applications, Vol. 48, No. 3, 2012

  15. Accetta A., Cirrincione M., Pucci M., Vitale G.

    Sensorless Control of PMSM Fractional Horsepower Drives by Signal Injection and Neural Adaptive-Band Filtering, IEEE Transactions on industrial electronics, Vol. 59, No. 3, 2012

  16. Di Piazza M. C., Luna M., Vitale G.

    Parameter Identification of a PV Source Dynamic Model with Piecewise-Linear Circuit-Based Approach, Renewable energy & power quality journal, Vol. 10, No. 751, 2012

  17. M. C. Di Piazza, F. Viola, G. Vitale

    High Frequency Model of PV Systems for the Evaluation of Ground Currents, Renewable energy & power quality journal, Vol. 10, No. 751, 2012

  18. A. Di Piazza, M.C. Di Piazza, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    Environmental Data Processing by Clustering Methods for Energy Forecast and Planning, Renewable energy, Vol. 36, 2011

  19. M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    Direct power control of three-phase VSIs for the minimization of common-mode emissions in distributed generation systems, Electric power systems research, Vol. 81, 2011

  20. M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    Growing Neural Gas (GNG) based Maximum Power Point Tracking for High Performance VOC-FOC based Wind Generator System with Induction Machine, IEEE Transactions on industry applications, Vol. 47, 2011

  21. M. Luna, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    Design of a Simple, Effective and Low Cost Micro-Wind Energy Conversion System, The open renewable energy journal, Vol. 4, 2011

  22. M.C Di Piazza, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    High frequency modelling of cables in PWM motor drives by using polynomial functions based parameter, Renewable energy & power quality journal, Vol. 9, 2011

  23. Di Piazza, M. C.; Ragusa, A.; Vitale, G.

    Magnetic material performance of transformers in common mode active EMI filters for bearing current suppression, Przeglad Elektrotechniczny, Vol. 87, No. 6, 2011

  24. Di Piazza, M. C.; Ragusa, A.; Vitale, G.

    An Optimized Feedback Common Mode Active Filter for Vehicular Induction Motor Drives, IEEE transactions on power electronics, Vol. 26, No. 11, 2011

  25. M. C. Di Piazza, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    Effects of Common-Mode Active Filtering in Induction Motor Drives for Electric Vehicles, IEEE Transactions on vehicular technology, Vol. 59, 2010

  26. M. C. Di Piazza, G. Vitale

    A Laplace Domain Modelling Approach for CM Active EMI Filters, Przeglad Elektrotechniczny, Vol. 86, No. 3, 2010

  27. M. C. Di Piazza, M. Pucci, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    Analytical Versus Neural Real-Time Simulation of a Photovoltaic Generator Based on a DC–DC Converter, IEEE Transactions on industry applications,  Vol. 6, 2010

  28. M.C. Di Piazza, G. Vitale

    Photovoltaic field emulation including dynamic and partial shadow conditions, Applied Energy, Vol. 87, 2010

  29. A. Di Piazza, M. C. Di Piazza, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    Statistical Processing of Wind Speed Data for Energy Forecast and Planning, Renewable energy & power quality journal, Vol. 8, 2010

  30. M. C. Di Piazza, A. Ragusa, M. Luna, G. Vitale

    A Dynamic Model of a Photovoltaic Generator Based on Experimental Data, Renewable energy & power quality journal, Vol. 8, 2010

  31. G. Abbate, M. Luna, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    FPGA-based Random PWM Control of a Buck DC/DC Converter, Journal of Electric Systems, Vol. 6, 3, 2010

  32. M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci , G. Vitale, G. Scordato

    A Single-Phase Shunt Active Power Filter for Current Harmonic Compensation by Adaptive Neural Filtering, European power electronics and drives journal, Vol. 19, 2009

  33. M. Cirrincione, G. Marsala, A. Miraoui, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    A prototype of a fuel cell PEM EMULATOR BASED ON A BUCK CONVERTER, Applied energy, Vol. 86, 2009

  34. M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, G. Vitale, A. Miraoui

    Current Harmonic Compensation by a Single-Phase Shunt Active Power Filter Controlled by Adaptive Neural Filtering, IEEE Transactions on industrial electronics, Vol. 56, 2009

  35. M.C. Di Piazza, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    Design of Grid-Side Electromagnetic Interference Filters in AC Motor Drives with Motor-Side Common Mode Active Compensation, IEEE Transactions on electromagnetic compatibility, Vol. 51, 2009

  36. M.C. Di Piazza, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    Input EMI in Inverter-fed Motor Drives with Active Filtering of Motor CM Voltage, Przeglad Elektrotechniczny, Vol. 10, 2009

  37. M. C. Di Piazza; A. Ragusa; G. Vitale

    Identification of Photovoltaic Array Model Parameters by Robust Linear Regression Methods, Renewable energy & power quality journal, Vol. 7, 2009

  38. A. Di Piazza; M. C. Di Piazza; G.Vitale

    A Kriging-Based Partial Shading Analysis in a Large Photovoltaic Field for Energy Forecast, Renewable energy & power quality journal, Vol. 7, 2009

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  1. D. Scirè, G. Lullo, G. Vitale

    Design and realization of a DC/DC converter with a partially saturated inductor, 49th Annual Meeting of the Associazione Società Italiana di Elettronica (SIE), Palermo (Italy), June 21-23, 2017

  2. S. Rosato, G. Lullo, G. Vitale

    Characterization of inductors in partial saturation for SMPS applications, 49th Annual Meeting of the Associazione Società Italiana di Elettronica (SIE), Palermo (Italy), June 21-23, 2017

  3. M. Cirrincione, R. Islam, P. Nogara, G. Vitale

    Impedance Estimation of FEA's Grid in Fiji Islands by V-I Measurement by Using the Synchronous Reference Frame-PLL, 17th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering, EEEIC 2017, Milan (Italy), June 6-9, 2017

  4. C. Di Garbo, P. Livreri, G. Vitale

    Optimal matching between optical rectennas and harvester circuits, 17th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering, Milano (Italy), June 06-09, 2017

  5. Di Piazza, M. C.; Luna, M.; Vitale, G.; Ala, G.; Giaconia, G. C.; Giglia, G.; Zanchetta, P.

    ODEF: an Interactive Tool for Optimized Design of EMI Filters, IECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Florence, Italy, Oct 24-27, 2016

  6. Ala, G.; Giaconia, G. C.; Giglia, G.; Di Piazza, M. C.; Luna, M.; Vitale, G.; Zanchetta, P.

    Optimized design of high power density EMI filters for power electronic converters, 2016 AEIT International Annual Conference (AEIT), Capri (Italy), Oct 5-7, 2016.

  7. Ala, G.; Giaconia, G. C.; Giglia, G.; Di Piazza, M. C.; Luna, M.; Vitale, G.; Zanchetta, P.

    Computer Aided Optimal Design of High Power Density EMI Filters, 2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC), Florence, Italy, June 7-10, 2016

  8. G. Ala, M.C. Di Piazza, C. Giaconia, G. Giglia, M. Luna, G. Vitale, P. Zanchetta

    “Computer Aided Optimal Design of High Power Density EMI Filters”, 16th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC), Florence, Italy, 7-10 June 2016.

  9. M. Cirrincione, L. Greco, M. Pucci, C. Testa, G. Vitale

    "Effectiveness of a GNG-based MPPT and related Control System for Marine Current Turbines in Unsteady Operating Conditions", IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, (ECCE 15), 20-24 September 2015, Montreal, Canada

  10. A. Di Piazza, M. C. Di Piazza, G. Vitale

    "Solar and wind forecasting by NARX neural networks", World Renewable Energy Congress XIV, Bucharest, ROMANIA, June 8-12, 2015

  11. Ala G.; Giaconia G.C.; Giglia G.; Di Piazza M.C.; Vitale G.

    "Design and performance evaluation of a high power density EMI filter for PWM inverter-fed induction motor drives", 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC), 10-13 June 2015, Rome, Italy

  12. F. Alonge, S. Collura, M.C. Di Piazza, M. Luna, G. Vitale

    “Dynamic Performance Enhancement of AC/DC PFC Boost Converters by Means of MRAS Observers”, The 24th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, 3-5 June 2015 . Búzios . Rio de Janeiro . Brazil.

  13. S. Cannizzaro, M.C. Di Piazza, M. Luna, G. Vitale, G. Calogero, I. Citro

    “Parameter identification and real-time J-V curve reconstruction of polymer PV and dye-sensitized cells using non-iterative algorithms”, European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, (EU PVSEC 2014), Amsterdam (Netherlands), 22-26 September 2014.

  14. A. Di Piazza, M. C. Di Piazza, G. Vitale

    “Solar radiation forecasting based on artificial neural networks optimized by genetic algorithm for energy management in smart grids”, European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, (EU PVSEC 2014), Amsterdam (Netherlands), 22-26 September 2014

  15. F. Alonge, M. Pucci, R. Rabbeni, G. Vitale

    “Identification and Robust Control of a Quadratic DC/DC Boost Converter by Hammerstein Model” in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, (ECCE 14), Pittsburh (USA), 14-18 September 2014

  16. M. C. Di Piazza, G. Giglia, M. Luna, G. Vitale

    “EMI Filter Design in Motor Drives with Common Mode Voltage Active Compensation”. Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics Society (ISIE 2014). 1-4 June 2014. Istanbul, Turkey

  17. S. Cannizzaro, M. C. Di Piazza, M. Luna, G. Vitale

    “Generalized Classification of PV Modules by Simplified Single-Diode Models”. Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics Society (ISIE 2014). 1-4 June 2014. Istanbul, Turkey

  18. M.C. Di Piazza, M. Luna, G. Vitale

    “Design and FPGA Implementation of an All-Digital Two-Quadrant General Pulse-Width Modulator”. Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics Society (ISIE 2014). 1-4 June 2014. Istanbul, Turkey

  19. Cannizzaro S.; Di Piazza M.C.; Luna M.; Vitale G.

    (2014) "PVID: An interactive Matlab application for parameter identification of complete and simplified single-diode PV models", COMPEL, Santander (Spain), June 22-25, 2014

  20. Vitale G.

    (2014) "Characterization of a DC grid for Power Line Communications in smart grids", COMPEL, Santander (Spain), June 22-25, 2014

  21. A. Di Piazza, M. C. Di Piazza and G. Vitale

    (2014) "Solar radiation estimate and forecasting by neural networks for smart grid energy management", European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Paris, France, 30 September - 04 October 2013

  22. Di Piazza, M.C. ; Pucci, M. ; Vitale, G.

    (2013) Benchmarking of PWM techniques effects on efficiency, power quality and EMI in DC-supplied induction motor drives, in IEEE ECCE 2013, Denver, CO (USA), September, 15-19, 2013

  23. Di Piazza, M.C. ; Pucci, M. ; Vitale, G.

    (2013) Efficiency modeling in voltage source inverters with several PWM techniques: A unified approach, in IEEE - IECON 2013, Vienna, Austria, November, 10-13, 2013

  24. Di Piazza M.C., Giglia G., Luna M., Vitale, G.

    (2013)EMI and reliability improvement in DC-fed induction motor drives by filtering techniquesin IEEE - IECON 2013, Vienna, Austria, November, 10-13, 2013

  25. M. Cirrincione, G. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    (2013) Linear Neural Networks applied to Power Converters and AC Electrical Drives, in International Conference on Renewable Energy and Power Quality (ICREPQ'13), Bilbao (Spain), Bilbao (Spain), 20-22 of March 2013

  26. Di Piazza, M.C. ; Luna, M. ; Pucci, M. ; Vitale, G.

    (2013) PV-based Li-ion battery charger with neural MPPT for autonomous sea vehicles, in IEEE - IECON 2013, Vienna, Austria, November, 10-13, 2013

  27. A. Di Piazza, M. C. Di Piazza, G. Vitale

    (2013) Solar Radiation Estimate and Forecasting by Neural Networks-based Approach, in XIII Spanish-Portuguese Conference on electrical engineering (XIIICHLIE),, Valencia (E), 3 to 5 of July, 2013

  28. M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, A. Sferlazza, G. Vitale

    (2012) Descriptor-type Kalman Filter and Adaptive Speed Estimate for Sensorless Control of Linear Induction Motor, in 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Sensorless Controls for Electrical Drives (SLED 2012), Milwaukee, WI, USA, September 21-22, 2012

  29. B. Ye, G. Cirrincione, M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    (2012) Improved Sensorless Scalar Control by a PLL Tracking Roror Slotting Effects, in 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Sensorless Controls for Electrical Drives (SLED 2012) ,, Milwaukee, WI, USA, September 21-22, 2012

  30. A. Accetta, M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    (2012) Neural Sensorless Control of Linear Induction Motors by a Full-Order Luenberger Observer considering the End-effects, in 2012 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition ECCE 2012), Raleigh, North Carolina, USA,, September 2012

  31. M. Cossentino; C. Lodato; S. Lopes; M. Pucci; G. Vitale; M. Cirrincione

    (2011) A Multi-Agent Architecture for Simulating and Managing Microgrids, in Multi-Agent Systems and Simulation Workshop (MAS&S 2011) at the Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2011, Szczecin, Poland, September, 2011

  32. M. C. Di Piazza, M. Luna, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    (2011) An Improved Common Mode Active Filter for EMI Reduction in Vehicular Motor Drives, in IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPP 2011,, Chicago Il. USA,, September 6-9, 2011

  33. M. C. Di Piazza, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    (2011) High frequency Modelling of Cables in PWM Motor Drives by Using Polynomial Functions based Parameters, in International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Sp

  34. M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    (2011) Neural MPPT of Variable Pitch Wind Generators with Induction Machine in a Wide Speed Range, in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition., Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 2011 September 17-22

  35. M. C. Di Piazza, A. Ragusa, M. Luna, G. Vitale

    (2010) A Dynamic Model of a Photovoltaic Generator Based on Experimental Data, in International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality, Granada, Spain

  36. M. C. Di Piazza; A. Ragusa; G. Vitale

    (2010) A feedback-type Common Mode Active Filter for Vehicular Induction Motor Drives, in The 6th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, Lille, France

  37. M. C. Di Piazza, M. Pucci, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    (2010) A Grid-Connected System Based on a Real Time PV Emulator: Design and Experimental set-up, in 36th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial-Electronics-Society/4th IEEE International Conference on E-Learning in Industrial Electronics/IES Industry Forum, Glendale, AZ. USA, 7-10 november 2010

  38. M.C. Di Piazza, M. Pucci, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    (2010) A growing Neural Gas Network based MPPT Technique for Multi-String PV Plants, in IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, Bari, 4-7 luglio 2010

  39. Cirrincione, M. ; Marsala, G. ; Pucci, M. ; Vitale, G.

    (2010) PEM Fuel Cell System Model Predictive Control and real-time operation on a power emulator, in Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Atltanta, GA, 12-16 Sept. 2010

  40. A. Di Piazza, M.C. Di Piazza, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    (2010) Statistical Processing of Wind Speed Data for Energy Forecast and Planning, in - International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality, Granada, Spain

  41. M. C. Di Piazza, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    (2010) Theoretical and Experimental Evaluation of the Power Losses in CM Active EMI Filters, in IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, Bari, Italy

  42. M. C. Di Piazza, M. Pucci, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    (2009) Analytical versus Neural Real-time Simulation of a Photovoltaic Generator based on a DC-DC Converter, in The IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, San Jose, California, USA., 2009

  43. M. C. Di Piazza, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    (2009) Common Mode Active Filtering effects in induction Motor Drives for Application in Electric Vehicles, in 5th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, , Dearborn Michigan, USA

  44. M. C. Di Piazza, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    (2009) Common Mode EMI Propagation in High Voltage DC supplied Induction Motor Drives for Electric Vehicles Application, in The IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, Miami, Florida (USA).

  45. M. C. Di Piazza, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    (2009) Common mode transformers requirements for active EMI filters in induction motor drives, in 19th Soft Magnetic Materials Conference, Torino, Italy

  46. M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    (2009) Growing Neural Gas based Maximum Power Point Tracking for High Performance VOC-FOC based Wind Generator System with Induction Machine, in 2009 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2009; San Jose, CA; United States; 20 September 2009 through 24 September 2009; Category numberCFP09ECD-PRT; Code 78727, San Jose, California, USA, 20-24 sept , 2009

  47. M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    (2009) High Performance VOC-FOC based Wind Generator System with Induction Machine, in 2009 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC '09; Miami, FL; United States; 3 May 2009 through 6 May 2009; Category numberCFP09EMD-PRT; Code 77303, Miami, FL; United States, 3 May 2009 through 6 May 2009

  48. M. C. Di Piazza, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    (2009) Identification of Photovoltaic Array Model Parameters by Robust Linear Regression Methods, in The International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality, Valencia, Spain

  49. M. C. Di Piazza, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    (2009) Input EMI Filter Re-design in AC Motor Drives with Active Compensation of Motor CM Voltage, in IEEE 6th International Conference-Workshop on Compatibility and Power Electronics, Badajoz, Spain

  50. A. Accetta, M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    (2009) PMSM Drives Sensorless Position Control with Signal Injection and Neural Filtering, in 2009 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC '09; Miami, FL; United States; 3 May 2009 through 6 May 2009; Category numberCFP09EMD-PRT; Code 77303, Miami, FL, USA, 3 May 2009 through 6 May 2009

  51. M. Beccali, M. Luna, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    (2009) Power Maximization of a PV-Wind HRES via DC-link Voltage Boosting, in 11th Spanish Portuguese Conference on Electrical Engineering, 1-4 July 2009, Zaragoza (Spain), Zaragoza (Spain), 1-4 July 2009