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From the Editor

From the editor's desk, welcome to the March 2013 issue of the IEEE MTT-S e-newsletter; the official monthly e-newsletter for the MTT-S members.

MTT-S got a good start this year with RWW in Austin, Texas! IWS in Beijing China is just around the corner, and then the IMS in Seattle Washington. If you forgot to renew your membership, now is a good time to renew as the registration begins.

Takao Inoue
MTT-S e-newsletter editor

Announcement

- The MTT Publications Committee has formed a search committee for the next Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Please forward any suggestions for future editors of our Transactions to the Chair of the MTT Publications Committee, Dylan Williams at dylan.williams@nist.gov.

Fall 2013 IEEE MTT-S Undergraduate/Pre-graduate Scholarships

MTT Society will sponsor up to ten scholarships for the Fall semester in 2013 for undergraduate/pre-graduate students to encourage their interest in microwave and RF technologies. Additional travel supplement funds will be available for the awardees to attend an MTT-S sponsored microwave conference. MTT-S strongly encourages students in microwave and RF engineering to apply for the Scholarships and to take the chance to be the next recipient.  

Submission deadline for the Fall 2013 Scholarships: April 15, 2013.

Please consult the detailed instructions for Undergraduate/Pre-graduate Scholarship Program and submit your application.

MTT-11 Measurement Contest – Development of a Large Signal Network Analyzer Round Robin Artifact

The MTT-11 Technical Committee on Microwave Measurements is pleased to announce a Student Contest for IMS 2013 to design and realize an artifact/circuit to verify the performance of different large-signal network analyzers (LSNAs) for the characterization of nonlinear microwave devices. LSNAs can measure the performance of nonlinear circuits and devices, including the magnitude and phase of the fundamental, and any harmonics created by the nonlinearity of the circuit. The goal is to design and fabricate a circuit rich in nonlinear content that can be used to verify the performance of a LSNA. Additional information can be found at the IMS2013 website.  The contest deadline is April 1, 2013.

New Conference in India: IEEE MTT-S International Microwave and RF Conference

The IEEE MTT-S is pleased to announce a new conference that will be held annually and rotate around India. The name of the conference is "IEEE MTT-S International Microwave and RF Conference" and it will be held December 14-16, 2013 in New Delhi, India. The conference is now soliciting papers on a range of topics including passive components, circuits, and systems. Please see: http://imarc-ieee.org for a full call for papers and further information.

Improved networking capabilities available with IEEE memberNet

It is now easier MTT-S members to find and communicate with other IEEE members who have similar professional interests. IEEE memberNet (http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/membernet.html ), the online member directory, was recently upgraded. The following fields are now part of a member’s default profile:

  • location - city, state (as appropriate), country, and Section;
  • optional memberships - e.g. Societies, Standards Association, Women in Engineering;
  • technical interest profile;
  • e-mail Messaging - allows a member to send an email to another member; however, email addresses by default will not be visible.

You can also choose to share additional information, such as a short biography, employer’s name, student/alumni information, and/or a photograph.

You can choose to modify or expand your profile, or to opt out of these fields at any time by signing in to your myIEEE account (http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/my_ieee.html ), then selecting the "Community" tab, and following the “Opt-In Preferences” link within the IEEE memberNet gadget.

e-Membership for developing economies

In response to a call for a lower cost membership option for individuals residing in developing economies, IEEE began offering the new electronic membership (e-Membership) option http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/join/emember.html starting in 2011. e-Membership delivers all of the same benefits of traditional membership, but without paper - and of course, with reduced dues. For just US$50 per year (plus the applicable Region assessment), IEEE members residing in eligible countries  http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/join/emember_countries.html can choose the e-Membership option and receive their membership card and publications electronically. 

All sections officers who have members who reside in eligible countries are strongly encouraged to promote e-Membership.  Several tools have been provided http://www.ieee.org/about/volunteers/membership_development/DF_IEEE_MIG_MCT_32138 to assist volunteers to promote e-Membership.

Call for Papers: IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Special Issue on Wireless Power Transfer

Submission Date: October 1, 2013
Publication Date: February, 2014

Guest Editors
Luca Roselli, Federico Alimenti, Shigeo Kawasaki

In the recent years, Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) related technologies experienced a great growth. With the introduction in 2010 of the Qj standard, many wireless rechargeable devices appeared on the market, calling for solution of several classes of problems ranging from EMC, health compliance, and power efficiency, representing a stimulating field of activity for scientists and researchers. Beside this leading application area, great interest is being received by two other application categories: Electric Vehicles (EV) and long range electromagnetic transmission of energy. The first is about to approach the market as testified by recent demonstration activities carried on by leading car makers (mostly from Japan). The second is mostly driven by the Internet of Things (IoT) perspective evolution that requires energizing plenty of contactless devices, often non-precisely referred in space.
It is clear, even from this very synthetic description of the WPT scenario, how WPT actually is an inclusive, multidiscipline field of different but dependent researches.
This special issue aims at evidencing, within this scientific vastness, those aspects more precisely related to RF and microwave technologies in a wide extent (from MHz up to THz).
Some topics of interest to this MTT-T Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following areas, and relevant papers are thus welcome:

1.   Basic technologies for wireless power transfer systems
2.   Wireless power transfer via magnetic coupling (coils, resonators)
3.   New applications of wireless power transfer technologies
4.   Power sources for wireless power transfer systems
5.   Rectifying devices, circuits, and rectennas
6.   Standardization, regulation, and biological effects
7.   Energy harvesting and scavenging
8.   Wireless empowering of RFID and NFC systems
9.   Wireless power transfer for Wide Area systems and networks
10. Wireless power transfer for implanted devices
11. Wireless power transfer in space (included SPS)

Authors should see http://www.mtt.org/transactions/34-author-information-transactions.html for submission instructions.

 


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