Hiba Murali and Evan Shi have won Presidential Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) travel grants from Georgia Tech to present their RF energy-harvesting work at the IEEE International Conference on RFID 2018 in Orlando, FL next month. These student researchers have been studying transparent rectenna technology for harvesting microwave power beamed from space. The work could enable low-cost collections stations for space solar power, delivering green energy to the grid while allowing multiple uses for the collection site. Congratulations, Evan and Hiba!
Archives for March 2018
Alexander Henderson, G.D. Durgin, PG-TR-070815-AHH August 2007
This undergraduate technical report was one of the first attempts to measure and characterize TWDP fading. Sophisticated work for just a summer undergraduate project, Xan (now physicist Dr. Henderson) managed to measure and characterize some complicated signal strength distributions in the back RF lab of the Prop Group.
J. Zhu, G.D. Durgin. PG-TR-050215-JZ, 15 Feb 2005, 97 pages
This was a historic measurement campaign that Jet Zhu and a number of assisting students performed in Greenville, SC to test the effectiveness of E911 position location in an urban area using just received signal strength. Sponsored by Polaris Wireless, the results and algorithms have served as a template for numerous signal strength localization techniques.
Here is an old web-article I wrote in 2001 when I was a post-doc at Osaka University. The article still has some helpful advice for anyone giving a presentation in another culture. [Read more…]