baoyan duan

Baoyan Duan

Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) (2011)
President of Xidian University (XDU), Xi’an, China (2002 – 2012)
Full Prof of Electromechanical Engineering, XDU, China

On Transmitting & Receiving Antenna Technologies and the Prototype Experiment of MWPT”

Abstract: The talk describes the antennae and power transfer problems in microwave wireless power transfer (MWPT). First, the optimum wave-shape oriented transmitting antenna of APAA with microstrip is designed. Second, the microstrip rectenna with diode converter and DC synthesizer is given in detail. Next, a physical demonstration system with maximum BCE is proposed. Finally, the prototype of microwave power transfer constructed in Xidian University with satisfied experiment results is presented.

Speaker: Baoyan Duan received the B. Eng., M. Eng. and Ph. D. degrees in Electromechanical Engineering from XDU in 1981, 1984 and 1989 respectively. From 1991 to 1994, he studied as Postdoctoral Fellow at Liverpool University, U.K. and worked as Visiting Scientist at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 2000. He is currently a full Professor in the School of Electromechanical Engineering at XDU where he founded the research institute on mechatronics.
His has been dedicating himself in research of electromechanical engineering and opened new area of electromechanical coupling (EMC) theory among electromagnetic, structural deformation and temperature fields of microwave electronic equipment (MEE). He has made known the influence mechanism (IM) of nonlinear mechanical parameters on electronic performance of MEE. He developed the integrated design methodology of MEE based on EMC and IM. The above academic achievements have been successfully applied in national major engineering projects such as the deep space exploration, the Shenzhou spacecraft, the “Tiantong No.1”- space deployable antenna and so on,  
As the Chief Design Engineer, he led to design and was involved to implement an innovative design called optomechatronic design with electronic, mechanical and optic technologies, by which the millimeter dynamic-accuracy-positioning and ultra-light-weight (from 8,000 tons to 30 tons) were implemented for 500m diameter spherical radio telescope (FAST500m). The telescope is in operation since 2016 and many new planets were observed for the first time. He was invited to give a keynote speech on this achievement at EuCAP’2018 in London.
He serves as Chair of antenna industry alliance (AIA) of China, Chair of Electromechanical Engineering Society of China. He is Fellow of International Engineering and Technology (IET) and Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE), Members of Int. Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (SMO). He is engaged as editor-in-chief of Electromechanical Engineering of China, editor-in-deputy chief of Chinese Journal of Electronics, the Section editor-in-chief of CAE flagship magazine ENGINEERING and the editors of 10 more other academic journals.
He has published 400 papers and six books, authorized 40 patents of invention. He has received, as the first contributor, the 1st prize of national award for science and technology progress (STP) of China 2020, and the 2nd prize of national award for STP of China three times (2004, 2008 and 2013). In 2009, he was selected as science Chinese person. In 2012, he was issued Hong Kang HLHL prize of STP. In 2017, he received award for outstanding scientific and technological achievement from CAS and the golden prize of “good design” of China. In 2018, he received the life achievement award from Asian Society of SMO. In 2021, he received the highest STP award from Shaanxi province of China and the award for outstanding contributions to the space flight of China.

Yahya Rahmat-Samii

Yahya Rahmat-Samii

Distinguished Professor

Member of the US National Academy of Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

rahmat@ee.ucla.edu, www.antlab.ee.ucla.edu

“From Archimedes Burning Mirror to James Webb Space Telescope: A Journey from the Ancient Past to the Renaissance and the Present”

Abstract: Antennas are the most important engineering devices dealing with the electromagnetic waves in both receive and transmit modes. Among very diverse configurations of antennas perhaps reflector antennas (mirrors) have seen the most unique and exotic applications. They provide the highest gain, widest bandwidth, and best angular resolutions at the lowest costs. The primary role of a reflector antenna (mirror) is to confine or radiate most of the electromagnetic energy including light over its aperture into a focal plane in receive mode or radiate to the far fields for communication or energy transfer in transmit mode. Majority of reflector antennas use classical conic sections, the parabola, ellipse, hyperbola, and sphere, to either focus or efficiently radiate electromagnetic waves at a wide range of frequencies covering low, microwave, mm-wave, THz, optical and beyond. Reflector antennas are typically categorized according to radiation pattern types, reflector surface types, and feed types.
Archimedes is credited with using parabolic reflectors to focus the Sun’s heat on attacking Roman ships in order to set them on fire. At the close of the Renaissance optical mirrors of many kinds resulted in many astronomical discoveries using designs such as Gregorian, Cassegrain and other folded optics configurations. It was not until WWII era that reflector antennas in non-optical regimes received much attention particularly for RADAR applications. Satellite communications including earth observation systems and the current interests in using Cubesats have significantly influenced the developments of exotic designs including offset, shaped, deployable, multi-beam reflector antennas. Many heavenly objects are not only observable in visible light but also emit radiation at radio wavelengths. Apart from observing energetic objects such as pulsars and quasars, radio telescopes are capable of observing other astronomical objects: galaxies, nebulae, black holes, and even radio emissions from planets. The first radio emissions detected by Jansky at Bell Labs in the 1930s were from the Milky Way Galaxy. Inspired by Jansky’s work, in 1937, Grote Reber built the first 9.5-m radio telescope. Since then giant reflector antennas have been built with super resolution capabilities. Most recently we have witnessed the flawless deployment of 6.5m James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) operating primarily at infra-red frequencies. JWST is for sure going to revolutionize our current understanding of the universe addressing the following questions: (a) How did it all start? (b) Are we alone? (c) How is our universe evolving?
In this plenary talk, the development of reflector antennas (mirrors) from Archimedes Burning Mirror (200 BC) to James Webb Space Telescope (2021) is reviewed in a concise and novel fashion. This author was so fascinated by a typical shape of a reflector antenna that when he designed the winning IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Logo many decades back he used a rendition of a reflector antenna in the logo artwork. His logo design now appears on thousands of publication materials related to the IEEE AP-S publications, symposia flyers and books, etc.

Speaker: Yahya Rahmat-Samii is a Distinguished Professor, a holder of the Northrop-Grumman Chair in electromagnetics, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, the winner of the 2011 IEEE Electromagnetics Field Award, and the Former Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, USA. He was a Senior Research Scientist with the Caltech/NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has authored or coauthored more than 1100 technical journal articles and conference articles and has written over 40 book chapters and seven books. He has more than 20 cover-page IEEE publication articles. He is a coauthor of Antenna and Sensor Technologies in Modern Medical Applications (Wiley-IEEE Press, 2021), Surface Electromagnetics: With Applications in Antenna, Microwave, and Optical Engineering(Cambridge University Press, 2019), Advanced Computational Electromagnetic Methods and Applications, (Artech House, 2015), Electromagnetic Band Gap Structures in Antenna Engineering (New York: Cambridge, 2009), Implanted Antennas in Medical Wireless Communications (Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2006), Electromagnetic Optimization by Genetic Algorithms (New York: Wiley, 1999), and Impedance Boundary Conditions in Electromagnetics (New York: Taylor & Francis, 1995).
Dr. Rahmat-Samii is a fellow of IEEE, AMTA, ACES, EMA, and URSI. He was a recipient of the Henry Booker Award from URSI, in 1984, which is given triennially to the most outstanding young radio scientist in North America, the Best Application Paper Prize Award (Wheeler Award) of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation in 1992 and 1995, the University of Illinois ECE Distinguished Alumni Award in 1999, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and the AMTA Distinguished Achievement Award in 2000. In 2001, he received an Honorary Doctorate Causa from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. He received the 2002 Technical Excellence Award from JPL, the 2005 URSI Booker Gold Medal presented at the URSI General Assembly, the 2007 IEEE Chen- To Tai Distinguished Educator Award, the 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, the 2010 UCLA School of Engineering Lockheed Martin Excellence in Teaching Award, and the 2011 campus-wide UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award. He was also a recipient of the Distinguished Engineering Educator Award from The Engineers Council in 2015, the John Kraus Antenna Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society and the NASA Group Achievement Award in 2016, the ACES Computational Electromagnetics Award and the IEEE Antennas and Propagation S. A. Schelkunoff Best Transactions Prize Paper Award in 2017, and the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2019. The medals are awarded annually to a group of distinguished U.S. citizens who exemplify a life dedicated to community service. These are individuals who preserve and celebrate the history, traditions, and values of their ancestry while exemplifying the values of the American way of life and are dedicated to creating a better world. He is the recipient of 2020 AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Best Paper Award and 2022 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Harrington-Mittra Award in Computational Electromagnetics.
He has had pioneering research contributions in diverse areas of electromagnetics, antennas, measurement and diagnostics techniques, numerical and asymptotic methods, satellite and personal communications, human/antenna interactions, RFID and implanted antennas in medical applications, frequency-selective surfaces, electromagnetic band-gap and meta-material structures, applications of the genetic algorithms and particle swarm optimizations. His original antenna designs are on many NASA/JPL spacecrafts for planetary, remote sensing, and Cubesat missions. He is the Designer of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society logo which is displayed on all IEEE AP-S publications. He was the 1995 President of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society and 2009–2011 President of the United States National Committee (USNC) of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). He has also served as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer presenting lectures internationally.

George V. Eleftheriades

George V. Eleftheriades

Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Toronto

10 King’s College Rd, Toronto, ON M5S 3G4, Canada

“Huygens’ Metasurfaces for Antenna Beamforming and Beamsteering”

Abstract: We will describe the concept of the Huygens’ metasurfaces which comprise co-located electric and magnetic dipoles forming an electrically dense array of Huygens’ sources or scatterers. These engineered surfaces can be designed to control electromagnetic waves at will. Unlike traditional antenna transmitarrays, Huygens’ metasurfaces can be made sub-wavelength thin and deprived of spurious Floquet modes, while preserving excellent matching characteristics. Huygens’ metasurfaces can be used to manipulate the phase, magnitude and polarization of incident electromagnetic waves, including those from nearby elementary antennas, for a variety of applications. For example, Huygens’ omega bi-anisotropic metasurfaces enable wave refraction at extreme angles without any reflections. We will review progress of such Huygens’ Metasurfaces for antenna beamforming and beamsteering. Examples to be discussed include high aperture efficiency/low-profile antennas, antenna aperture beamforming with simultaneous magnitude and phase control, and electronic beam steering.

Speaker: George V. Eleftheriades is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto Canada where he holds the Velma M. Rogers Graham Chair in Engineering. Prof. Eleftheriades introduced the concept of using transmission lines to realize negative-index metamaterials in 2002. More recently he pioneered Huygens’ metasurfaces, 2D analogues of metamaterials, and their antenna applications. Professor Eleftheriades received the 2008 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Technical Field Award, the 2015 IEEE AP-S John Kraus Antenna Award and the 2019 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society’s Distinguished Achievement Award. He is an IEEE Fellow and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Sciences). His research interests include electromagnetic and optical metamaterials, metasurfaces, antennas and components for broadband wireless communications, novel antenna beam-steering techniques, far-field super-resolution imaging, radars, plasmonic and nanoscale optical components, and fundamental electromagnetic theory.

Wei Hong

Wei Hong

IEEE Fellow

State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves, School of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, 210096, P. R. China

Evolution of Antenna OTA Measurement”

Abstract: In this talk, the evolution and recent research advances in antenna OTA (over-the-air) test for 1G-6G wireless communications, especially for 5G/6G massive MIMO systems in the State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves (SKLMMW) of Southeast University and cooperative enterprises are reviewed.

Speaker: Wei Hong received the B.S. degree from the University of Information Engineering, Zhengzhou, China, in 1982, and the M.S. and PhD degrees from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 1985 and 1988, respectively, all in radio engineering.
He is currently a professor of the School of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University. In 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998, he was a short-term visiting scholar with the University of California at Berkeley and at Santa Cruz, respectively. He has been engaged in numerical methods for electromagnetic problems, millimeter wave theory and technology, antennas, RF technology for wireless communications etc. He has authored and co-authored over 300 technical publications and two books. He twice awarded the National Natural Prizes, four times awarded the first-class Science and Technology Progress Prizes issued by the Ministry of Education of China and Jiangsu Province Government etc. Besides, he also received the Foundations for China Distinguished Young Investigators and for “Innovation Group” issued by NSF of China.
Dr. Hong is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of CIE, the vice presidents of the CIE Microwave Society and Antenna Society, the Chair of the IEEE MTT-S/AP-S/EMC-S Joint Nanjing Chapter, and was an elected IEEE MTT-S AdCom Member during 2014-2016. He served as the Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on MTT from 2007 to 2010.