Event Alert: Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Transfer School

  • When

    8th – 12th October 2018

  • Where

    Heriot-Watt University

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Although energy efficiency and power savings have always been present in the design of wireless communication systems, they have become one of the main drivers for research in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) and Heterogeneous network devices.

The school will first provide an overview of energy harvesting and wireless power transfer techniques for autonomous devices, with the aim of providing an understanding of the hardware technologies and RF aspects involved. This first block includes both theoretical and practical exercises (rectenna design project).

The second part of the course deals with communication and information processing techniques that not only address energy efficiency but also capacity and reliability issues and the concept of joint information and power transfer. The course will also provide a theoretical framework to understand the principles of suitable communication strategies and other relevant aspects of the communication system design in the presence of power-limited/energy-harvesting devices.


Day 1: Introduction

Lecturer: Prof. George Goussetis, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Day 2: Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Transfer Technology

Lecturers: Prof. Nuno B. Carvalho, Institute of Telecom., University of Aveiro, Portugal

Dr. Symon Podilchak, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Day 3: Green and Low Energy Communications

Lecturers: Prof. John Thompson, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Prof. Tim O’Farrell, The University of Sheffield, UK

Dr. Monica Navarro, Centre Technologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, Spain

Day 4: Wireless Information and Power Transfer

Lecturers: Prof. Apostolos Georgiadis, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Prof Bruno Clerckx, Imperial College London, UK

Day 5: Student Project Presentations and Assessment

Course Features

Distinguished lecturers in wireless energy harvesting and green communications
Theoretical and practical hand-on exercise throughout the course
Student design project contest ( Student design project contest: Attendees are required to develop a complete rectenna design including an antenna and rectifier circuit, based on a defined set of specifications.The work will be carried out in small groups).

Two ECTS credits for the courses and one ECTS credit for the design project.

Course Co-ordinators

Dr. Yuan Ding (yuan.ding@hw.ac.uk)
Prof. George Goussetis (g.goussetis@hw.ac.uk)
Prof. Apostolos Georgiadis (apostolos.georgiadis@ieee.org)

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