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Antennas and Rectennas for IoT Applications

October 1-5, 2018 / American University of Beirut, Lebanon

About the School

The course provides a deep insight on antenna and RF energy harvesting systems for IoT applications. It presents the latest developments on this topic leveraging on internationally recognized antenna experts. The course addresses both theoretical and experimental aspects giving the students the abilities and competences to design, realize and measure a miniature IoT wireless terminal powered with an RF harvester. The course includes both lectures and labs/project sessions. State-of-the art measurement facilities will be used for the experimental labs.

Contents

  •  Physical bounds of miniature antennas based on stored energy
  •  Antenna Miniaturization and integration techniques
  •  Low-power antenna reconfiguration techniques
  •  Design and measurements of RF Harvesters
  •  Measurement techniques for miniature integrated antennas
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2018 October 1-5


Beirut, Lebanon


Max 20 Students


15 scholarships

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PRE-REGISTRATION

PROGRAM

Day 1

Antenna miniaturization and reconfiguration

Objective of the day:
Design of miniature antennas (at 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz) integrated into a compact IoT device.

08:30 - 08:40: Opening
08:40 - 10:00: Welcome notes (MSFEA Dean, National Instruments, IEEE AP Lebanon Chapter)
10:00 - 10:30: Break
10:30 - 12:00: Lecture on antenna miniaturization and integration
12:00 - 13:30: Lunch
13:30 - 15:00: Lecture on antenna reconfiguration
15:00 - 15:30: Break
15:30 - 18:00: CST based lab on integrated antenna design

Day 2

Rectennas and RF energy harvesting

Objective of the day:
Design of an RF energy harvesting system to power the whole device

09:00 - 10:30: Lecture on RF energy harvesting
10:30 - 11:00: Break
11:00 - 12:00: Lecture on RF energy harvesting
12:00 - 13:30: Lunch
13:30 - 15:00: Lab on the design of the RF energy harvesting system using ADS
15:00 - 15:30: Break
15:30 - 18:00: Lab on the design of the RF energy harvesting system using ADS

Day 3

Measurements of the antenna and the RF energy harvesting system

Objective of the day:
Measurements of the performance of the antennas and the energy harvesting system

09:00 - 10:30: Lecture on measurement techniques for small antennas
10:30 - 11:00: Break
11:00 - 12:00: Tutorial on small antenna's fabrication
12:00 - 13:30: Lunch
13:30 - 15:30: Lab on measurements for reflection coefficient, radiation pattern, antenna and harvester efficiencies
15:30 - 16:00: Break
16:00 - 18:00: Lecture on flexible rectennas systems

Day 4

Bounds on small antennas

Objective of the day:
Compare the obtained antenna performance with theoretical bounds

09:00 - 10:30: Lecture on antenna bounds for small antennas
10:30 - 11:00: Break
11:00 - 12:00: Lecture on antenna bounds for small antennas
12:00 - 13:30: Lunch
13:30 - 15:00: Matlab based lab on bandwidth bounds on small antennas
15:00 - 15:30: Break
15:30 - 18:00: Matlab based lab on bandwidth bounds on small antennas

Day 5

Evaluation and industrial demo

Objective of the day:
Be evaluated and get an industrial vision

09:00 - 10:00: Students and Instructors' evaluations
10:00 - 11:00: Talk by a guest lecturer - Prof. R. Sarkis
11:00 - 11:30: Break
11:30 - 13:00: Lecture and demo by National Instruments
13:00 - 14:30: Lunch
14:30 - 14:40: Closing

Maroun Seman Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
American University of Beirut
Riad El-Solh 1107 2020
Beirut, Lebanon

FEES & GRANTS

The course fee is 200$ for full time university students/university employees and 500$ for anyone else. 
The fee includes the course teaching and the material, coffee breaks, lunches and social dinner. 

10 grants of 150$ will be offered by National Instruments.
5 grants of 150$ will be offered by IEEE AP Lebanon Section.


Students who wish to apply for a grant should send, not later than 10th September 2018, a curriculum vitae (including the list of publications) to leonardo.lizzi@unice.fr and jcostantine@ieee.org.