IMS2021 Panel Sessions

Ruonan Han, Rui Ma, Jennifer Kitchen
2021 IEEE Microwave Magazine  
lthough the COVID-19 pandemic poses tremendous challenges for the usual personal interactions of a conference, it does not at all quench the hot flames of our passion in organizing exciting online panel sessions for the 2021 IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society International Microwave Symposium (IMS2021) during Microwave Week. This year, the themes of the panel span from hot technical topics, such as far-field wireless power transfer (WPT) and open radio access network (RAN), to what
more » ... ht be shared by all RF/microwave entrepreneurs: the challenges and opportunities brought by the pandemic and the rivalries of the software unicorns. We sincerely thank all session coordinators for contributing to these ideas, and we look forward to the inspiring discussions on these cloudbased IMS panel events, which will connect audiences from all corners of the world. Wireless power transmission is becoming a reality and a million-dollar industry, mainly for short-range energy conversion, where mobile phones and electric cars are already taking profit from this approach in battery charging using wireless connections. Nevertheless, with the rise of 5G and future 6G solutions as well as a massive number of Internet of Things devices, longrange WPT is becoming an important asset and research area followed by academia, industry, and research labs. In this panel, cosponsored by the IEEE WPT Initiative, panelists from industry, academia, and R&D labs will address several questions including • Will long-range WPT become a reality? • What are the main drawbacks? • What would be the main technological driving force for this implementation? IMS Panel 2 Challenges of High-Performing,
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