On 1st December 2022, Atsuhiro Yamaguchi (B4/Department of Information and Communication Engineering), Zhengdong Lin (M1/Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems), Kentaro Matsuura (D3/Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems) received Student and Young Engineer Design Competition First Prize at 2022 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference.
Student and Young Engineer Design Competition First Prize
This award is presented to the best work in Student and Young Engineer Design Competition, which is a competition of demo videos about technology with Wireless Power Transfer, held at 2022 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC 2022) .
About awarded research
"The Electromagnetic User Interface for 2D Wireless Power Transfer"
Wireless power transfer is getting attention for charging mobile devices such as smartphones. However, for wireless power transfer, unexpected misalignment will cause malfunctions, and this is thought to be one of the reasons it is not widely used. In this research, we propose a concept of a novel wireless power transfer system with force feedback that allows users to recognize intuitively that the mobile devices are being charged, even though the wireless power transfer uses an invisible electromagnetic field. We’ve been designing a system that applies a force (electromagnetic force) to the mobile device with an electromagnet array for moving the device, preventing malfunctions in the wireless power transfer, and having the user feel as if the device were connected to a cable.
Your impression & future plan
We are honored to receive this prestigious award. We will continue to try to do this research in the future.