Newsletter of COST Action WIPE - Wireless Power Transmission for Sustainable Electronics

Newsletter 6

WIPE - Wireless Power Transmission for Sustainable Electronics

WIPE Newsletter

Highlights from the Graz Meeting

The 4rd Management Commitee / Working Group Meeting and Workshop was held in Graz, Austria, from 30 to 31 of March. The Working Group Meeting was organized by a team lead by Dr. Jasmin Grosinger, from the Institute of Microwave and Photonic Engineering at Graz University of Technology.
Within this meeting there were several works presented by students. The work entitled "Overvoltage Protection for Differential UHF RFID Front-Ends in Scaled Technologies" was awarded the prize for best student work. The work was carried out by the following authors: Lukas Zöscher (1,2), Jasmin Grosinger (1), Ulrich Muehlmann (2), Hubert Watzinger (2), and Wolfgang Bösch (1).

(1) Institute of Microwave and Photonic Engineering, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
(2) NXP Semiconductors Austria, Gratkorn, Austria.

May 13-15, 2015

WPTC 2015, Boulder, Colorado, USA (Submission deadline passed)

May 18-22, 2015

AT-RASC' 2015, Gran Canaria, Spain (Submission deadline passed)

July 6-9, 2015

PIERS 2015, Prague, Czech Republic (Submission deadline passed)

September 6-11, 2015

EuMW 2015, Paris, France (Submission deadline passed)

September 16-18, 2015

RFID-TA 2015, Tokyo, Japan (Submission deadline 15 May 2015)

Next meeting in Thessaloniki, Greece

The 5h Management Commitee / Working Group Meeting and Workshop will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece. The date is to be defined, likely near the end of September. The organization will be in charge of John Sahalos (University of Nicosia, Cyprus) and Antonis Dimitriou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece).

Map of WIPE partners

We have created a map showing the location of all WIPE partners. Please check here if your institution is represented.

IKEA launches wireless charging forniture

The company announced its first wireless-enabled products, a line of “Home Smart” furniture, at the Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona. More information.

Call for RF-DC designs

We are asking everyone to “share simple circuits” in order to allow us to create a database of circuit design for WPT. Please send your designs to the action chair.

Training school in Barcelona, Spain

The training school entitled "Wireless Networks: From Energy Harvesting to Information Processing" will be held in Barcelona, Spain, from 9 to 13 November, 2015.

2015 RFID-TA Conference

The 2015 IEEE RFID Technology and Applications (RFID-TA) Conference will be held September 16-18, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. The submission deadline is 15 May 2015. More Information.

Wireless Energy Sent 55 Metres Through the Air

Japanese scientists have succeeded in transmitting energy wirelessly, in a key step that could one day make solar power generation in space a possibility. Researchers used microwaves to deliver 1.8 kilowatts of power through the air with pinpoint accuracy to a receiver 55 meters away. More information.

WPT Startups

As the concept of wireless power becomes more popular more and more startups begin to appear. Here you can find some examples: Ossia, Energous, Solace Power, Plugless Power.

Training school in Valence, France

The European RFID School, Harvesting and Sensing will be a training school that will focus on practical aspects, tool and examples for implementing harvesting solutions for wireless devices, taking place between 1 and 4 September, 2015.

1st issue of WPT journal is free

The WPT journal is the first dedicated to publishing original research and industrial developments related to wireless power. The first issue is free. Check here.

Final call for Special WPT Issue

Final call to contribute to the Special Issue on "Innovative modelling techniques for novel technologies in wireless power transfer" in the International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields. More information.

MHI successfully demonstrated WPT of 10kW through 500 metres

In the ground demonstration test, 10 kilowatts (kW) of power was sent from a transmitting unit by microwave to a receiver unit located at a distance of 500 meters away. More information.
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