ABOUT THE COURSE

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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2019 November 4-8

 

Nice, France

 

Max 24 Students

 

Grants
Leonardo LIZZI
Université Côte d'Azur, LEAT, France
Fabien FERRERO
Université Côte d'Azur, LEAT, France
Lars JONSSON
KTH Royal Inst. of Technology, Sweden
Joseph COSTANTINE
American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Youssef TAWK
American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Manos M. TENTZERIS
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

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PRELIMINARY 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
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
11:00 - 11:30: Break
11:30 - 13:00: Lecture and demo by an industrial guest
13:00 - 14:30: Lunch
14:30 - 14:40: Closing

FEES & GRANTS

The course fee is 440 euros for full time university students/university employees and 880 euros for anyone else. 
The fee includes the course teaching and the material, coffee breaks, lunches and social dinner. 

A few grants will be offered. Further information will be provide soon on this website.

LOCATION

Université Côte d'Azur
Campus Valrose
Belvédère Room (Grand Château adjoining room)
20 avenue Valrose
Nice, France

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