Below is the embedded talk from University of Washington’s EE department, hosted by Associate Chair for Research, Prof. Matt Reynolds. The talk is a variant of the IEEE CRFID distinguished lecture talk, “Wireless Forever: the Future of RF Systems that Never Plug-in”. In it we discuss the future of RF energy-harvesting and low-powered communications, explaining how the current state-of-the-art stacks up with respect to fundamental limits. The slide deck is also available for download.
Archives for May 2018
Zachary Silva, working with Dr. Christopher Valenta of GTRI, presented a poster at the IEEE RFID 2018 conference in Orlando, FL entitled “”. The work is looking to make transparent RF electronics and antennas which may be integrated into optical equipment. Download the poster for a closer look.
Here is a PDF copy of the award-winning poster by the ORS team of Hiba Murali, Erik Centeno, and Evan Shi (PhD mentor Cheng Qi). In this work they explore the use of transparent, printed RF electronics to achieve a low-cost rectenna farm that could be used for future space solar power systems. This team also had two external presentations on related research at IEEE conferences this academic year.
Cheng Qi, Prof. Joshua Griffin, and Prof. Gregory D. Durgin presented a poster at the IEEE RFID 2018 conference in Orlando, FL on “Low-power, Compact Microwave RFID Reader and Sensing Tag for Space Applications”. The poster presents a design for a custom 5.8 GHz low-power backscatter reader that will be part of the main scientific instrument on a NASA CubeSat mission. The concept behind the mission is to use wireless power transfer to run off-chasis measurements of sensitive parameters such as inertial rotation, radiation, and magnetometry. Download the poster PDF.