Measurement Methods and Instrumentation for DC Power Systems


Mario Luiso

Mario Luiso

University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Aversa, Italy


Domenico Giordano

Domenico Giordano

Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM), Torino, Italy



DC power systems are present in our world from many years. A classical example of DC power system are the DC railway systems, including national, regional and subway transportation. However, in the last decades, due to advance of technologies connected to renewable energies, f.i. solar or wind energy or storage, and to electric vehicles, DC power systems are gaining more and more interest also for energy distribution for civil or industrial applications. This new way of distributing energy needs is creating, in turn, new measurement challenges, like metering, quality measurement, measurement of efficiency of converters and so on.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • DC power and energy
  • DC power quality
  • DC voltage and current transducers
  • Interconnections between AC and DC power systems
  • Switching power converters (DC/DC, DC/AC, AC/DC)
  • Storage systems
  • Photovoltaic
  • DC railway systems
  • DC microgrids
  • Electric vehicles


Mario Luiso is currently an Associate Professor with the Department Engineering, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Aversa (CE), Italy. His main scientific interests are related to the development of innovative methods, sensors and instrumentation for power system measurements, in particular power quality, calibration of instrument transformers, phasor measurement units, smart meters. He is author and co-author of more than 120 papers published in books, international journals and conference proceedings.

Domenico Giordano works as a researcher with permanent position in the Quality of Life Division, Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM), Torino. His research activities are focused on the development and characterization of systems and voltage/current transducers for calibration and power quality measurements on medium voltage grids and on railway supply systems, on the calibration of energy meters for on-board train installation and on the study of ferroresonance phenomena. Moreover, He is involved in the development of generation and measurement systems of electromagnetic fields for calibration and dosimetric purposes. He is currently coordinating the European EMPIR project 16ENG04 MyRailS.


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