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

Newsletter 8

WIPE - Wireless Power Transmission for Sustainable Electronics

WIPE Newsletter

Highlights from the Aveiro Meeting

The 6th Management Commitee / Working Group Meeting and Workshop was held in Aveiro, Portugal, from 3 to 4 of May 2016. The Meeting was organized by a team lead by Prof. Nuno Borges Carvalho and Dr. Pedro Cruz from Instituto de Telecomunicações.
A student contest with 4 participants was held, which consisted of a pitch followed by a poster session. Ricardo Correia from Instituto de Telecomunicações was awarded with the first prize, with the work entitled “High Order Modulation for Passive Backscatter Wireless Sensor Networks”.
Social activities included a train-car tour and a visit to Aveiro salt farms.


August 8-11, 2016

PIERS 2016, Shanghai, China (Submission deadline passed)

August 21-25, 2016

URSI AP-RASC 2016, Seoul, Korea (Submission deadline passed)

Oct 3-7, 2016

EuMw 2016, London, UK (Submission deadline passed)

Sep 21-23, 2016

RFID-TA 2016, Shunde, Guangdong, China (Submission deadline 20 May 2016)

Mar 19-24, 2017

EuCAP 2017, Paris, France (Submission deadline 23 Sep 2016)

Next meeting in Aalborg, Denmark

The 7th Management Commitee / Working Group Meeting and Workshop will take place in Aalborg, Denmark, 8-9 September 2016.

Swiss startup +t fuses wireless charging and connectivity to winter insoles

Swiss company +t wants to help with ‘+winter’ insoles that will keep the wearer warm for those long and cold winter days. equipped with wireless charging technology and five hour battery life, the inserts can fully control the temperature inside any shoe without compromising size and fit. More information.

WiTricity's wireless charging for laptops

WiTricity’s use of tightly coupled magnetic fields to transmit power through stone, metal, or even your head — and with far higher output — makes it better suited for laptops, which draw far more power than smartphones. More information.

Training school in Bologna with high attendance

The training school entitled "Electromagnetics and emerging technologies for pervasive applications: Internet of Things, Health and Safety", was held from 18 to 20 of April, 2016, and took place at the Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi in Bologna. Pictures of the event can be obtained here.

Google Wants Its Driverless Cars to Be Wireless Too

Google has been testing two wireless charging systems for its prototype electric self-driving cars in California. More Information.

Tiny wireless Computer draws power from radio waves

The Wireless Identification and Sensing Platform (WISP) is a programmable wireless computer that draws power from radio waves. More information.

EuCAP 2017 in Paris

EuCAP 2017 will be held in Paris, France, from 19 to 24 March 2017. The paper submission deadline is the 23 September 2016. More information.

Novel WPT system maintains up to 80% efficiency across a distance of 20 centimeters

Researchers from the Metamaterials laboratory at ITMO University, replace traditional copper coils with spherical dielectric resonators made of ceramic material with high permittivity and low loss. This step made it possible to avoid losses in metals and led to higher efficiency. More information.

First-ever demonstration of an electric vehicle being wirelessly charged in motion

USU researchers have combined their expertise in electrical, mechanical and civil engineering disciplines to tackle the design of the coils in the roadway and how it interacts with the roadway and the structure of the system. More information.
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