The idea is to have a competition between a team of academic professors and a team of industry researchers/engineers. Each team will comprise of 3 prominent individuals. For questions, we will for instance show RF/Microwave schematics and actual boards to the teams to guess and explain their function.
In light of the advances in artificial intelligence and large language models, it is conceivable that at least some of the RFIC design cycle will be handed off to AI. On the other hand, there are likely limits to what AI can do in such RFIC designs. This panel will cover potential opportunities, threats and limitations of AI in RFIC.
This MTT-S ISTP panel will focus on the topic of climate changes, in coordination with Journal of Microwaves' special issue of "Climate Changes". The panel prefers to be on Tuesday because the sister societies' presidents may want to attend the Sunday Adcom meetings and this panel. Some panelists are non-IEEE members and Tuesday panel may encourage them to stay on Wednesday and Thursday to attend IMS.
This panel will bring together industry, government laboratories, and academia to discuss long-range WPT links. The koto will be: Will Ling Range WPT become a reality? What are the bottlenecks and limitations, and what has been done already? Which energy efficiencies are foreseen? It is expected to have a diverse group of researchers in different areas talking about these topics and to create enough discussion in the room to allow microwave enthusiasts and practitioners to foresee where to focus their interests and research strategies to work towards a future of WPT.
A recent high profile spectrum conflict has been between weather forecasters and the wireless industry on the use of passive microwave spectrum. While both sides are addressing critical economic and societal needs, there are many questions about the possibility for and impacts of coexistence, especially related to 50-58 GHz, which will be considered at the World Radiocommunication Conference-2027.
The wireless industry, as it deploys 5G technologies and plans for 6G, has a critical need to expand its access to spectrum to support the deployment of numerous wireless technologies that fuel economies and international competition. But the world is also facing increasing weather and climate related disasters that rely on improvements in environmental prediction to keep people and communities safe. Eighteen disasters in the US in 2022 (the third highest) had damage values above $1 billion (and an overall cost of $177.3 billion with 474 deaths).
This panel discussion will feature high level panelists from across the public, private and NGO sectors to discuss the increasing demand for passive microwave spectrum for both wireless tech and meteorology. The discussion will seek to foster more productive science and engineering discussions on these topics and highlight possible solutions for coexistence.