Course Title : Applied Microwave Engineering

Code 10C617
Course Year Master Course
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Tue 4th
Location (Katsura)A1-131, (Yoshida)N1, (Uji)S-143H
Credits 2
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor (RISH) Shinohara,

Course Description

This lecture picks up microwave power transmission (MPT) technology, rectifying antenna (rectenna), antenna and propagation for the MPT, microwave transmitters, and some MPT applications like the Space Solar Power Satellite/Station. This lecture also picks up the other wireless power transmission technologies like resonnance coupling, energy harvesting, and applied microwave technologies of microwave processing, wireless communications, and radar.



Course Goals

Students learn about applied microwave engeering, mainly microwave power transmission.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Introduction 1 The purpose and constitution of the lecture, and review of microwave engineering are explained.
Applications of Wireless Power Tramsmission 3-4 Space Solar Power Satellite/Station and Ubiquitous power source as applications of microwave power transmission, the resonance coupling and energy harvesting as the other battery-less technologies are explained.
rectifying antenna (rectenna) 1-2 rectifying antenna (rectenna) for the MPT are explained.
antenna and propagation for the MPT 5-6 Calculation of beam collection efficiency and beam propagation with FDTD method are explained. Phased array technologies, beam targetting method, non linear physics of microwave-plasma interation are overviwed.
Microwave transmitters 2 High efficient semi-conductor amplifiers and microwave tubes are explained.
microwave processing, wireless communications, and radar 2 Microwave processing, wireless communications, and radar texhnologies are explained.


Naoki Shinohara, Solar Power Satellite (in Japanese), ISBN978-4-274-21233-8, Ohm-Sya


Naoki Shinohara and Kimiya Komurasaki, Wireless Power Transmission Technologies - Inductive Coupling, Resonance Coupling and Microwave Power Transmission - (in Japanese), ISBN978-4-904-77402-1, Kagaku-Gijutsu-Syuppan


Microwave engineering

Independent Study Outside of Class

Web Sites

Additional Information

Number of the lectures may change.