The nineth scientific workshop
presented by the 23rd URSI-C in Japan

Session title: "Approaches to the Advanced Antennas -
The frontiers of Hokuriku Microwave Imaging and
Sensing Technology"


1. Convener: Dr. Hiroyuki Tsuji, National Institute of Information and Communications

2. Date/time: 13:00 - 17:00, April 14th, 2017

3. Venue: Ishikawa Science Park and NICT Hokuriku StarBED Technology Center (Nomi city, Ishikawa pref.)

4. Registration fee: Free

5. Listed attendees: 11 persons

6. Local arrangement: Mr. Takuji Arima (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)

7. Session title: "Approaches to the Advanced Antennas - The frontiers of Hokuriku Microwave Imaging and Sensing Technology"

8. Presentation:
  • 13:00 - 14:15 Guided tour at NICT Hokuriku StarBED Technology Center and iHouse
  • 14:15 - 14:20 Prof. Dr. Nobuyoshi Kikuma, Chair, Commission C of URSI-JNC (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
  • 14:20 - 15:00 "NICT activities of collaboration with Kokuriku-area", Dr. Junichi Shimada (NICT)
  • 15:00 - 15:40 "Studies of antenna signal processingquot;, Prof. Dr. Miki Fujimoto (Fukui University)
  • 15:40 - 15:50 Coffee Break (10 min.)
  • 16:20 - 17:00 "Study for energy harvesting technology using digital terrestrial broadcast waves", Prof. Dr. Keisuke Noguchi(Kanazawa Institute of Technology)
  • 17:00 Closing

9.Reception: Attendees 11 persons Matsusaki Kanazawa Tatsunokuchi Onsen.

10.The Steering committee meeting took place from 12:00 to 12:50 on April 14th, 2017 at Ishikawa Science Park.

11. Concluding Remarks
The 9th scientific workshop aimed for the lecture to introduce Hokuriku's state-of-the-art technology for holding in the Hokuriku region. As a result, three lecturers were invited to the workshop. Dr. Shimada of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology introduced the activities of collaboration in the Hokuriku region. In particular, he introduced that they were collaborating with some institutes and companies in Hokuriku using NICT Hokuriku Star BED Technology toward development of products and services relating IoT. The lecture was very interesting.
Professor Fujimoto of Fukui University gave an introduction to accurately estimate the position of indoor radio stations using antennas and signal processing technology. In recent years, position information of wireless terminals is important while IoT in the factory is progressing. Future use is expected. Finally, Professor Noguchi of Kanazawa Institute of Technology gave a lecture on energy harvesting by terrestrial digital broadcasting. In this research, the key technology is how to develop highly efficient antennas. By using this technology, it becomes possible to supply power in a wide area by using radio waves of terrestrial digital broadcasting. In addition, since this technology is an important technology for wireless power transmission, therefore the technology is a hot topic in the wireless power transmission technology.
It was a meaningful workshop including the facility tour for thinking about how to proceed research and development in the future for researchers and engineers of radio science, and it was a good opportunity to understand the outline of Hokuriku's state-of-the-art technology.





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