Naoki Shinohara received the B.E. degree in electronic engineering, the M.E. and Ph.D (Eng.) degrees in electrical engineering from Kyoto University, Japan, in 1991, 1993 and 1996, respectively. He was a research associate in the Radio Atmospheric Science Center, Kyoto University from 1996. He was a research associate of the Radio Science Center for Space and Atmosphere, Kyoto University by recognizing the Radio Atmospheric Science Center from 2000, and there he was an associate professor since 2001. he was an associate professor in Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University by recognizing the Radio Science Center for Space and Atmosphere since 2004. From 2010, he has been a professor in Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University. He has been engaged in research on Solar Power Station/Satellite and Microwave Power Transmission system. He is IEEE MTT-S Technical Committee 26 (Wireless Power Transfer and Conversion) vice chair, IEEE MTT-S Kansai Chapter TPC member, IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference advisory committee member, international journal of Wireless Power Transfer (Cambridge Press) executive editor, Radio Science for URSI Japanese committee C member, technical committee on IEICE Wireless Power Transfer, communications society chair, Wireless Power Transfer Consortium for Practical Applications (WiPoT) chair, and Wireless Power Management Consortium (WPMc) chair.
Areas of expertise within the MTT 26 field
Microwave Power Transfer System, Rectenna, Phased Array, Magnetron
Articles of reference in the MTT 26 field
- 2014 Wireless Power Transfer via Radiowaves (Wave Series)
- 2014 A Constant Efficiency of Rectifying Circuit in an Extremely Wide Load Range
- 2014 Microwave Building as an Application of Wireless Power Transfer
- 2013 Beam Control Technologies With a High-Efficiency Phased Array for Microwave Power Transmission in Japan
- 2010 Experimental Study on Axial Dependence of Anode Current Distribution in an Oven Magnetron
Theory, technologies, applications, and current R&D status of the wireless power transfer (WPT) will be presented. The talk will cover both the far-field WPT via radio waves, especially beam-type and ubiquitous-type WPT, and energy harvesting from broadcasting waves. The research of the WPT was started from the far-field WPT via radio waves, in particular the microwaves in 1960s. In recent years this became a hot topic again due to the rapid growth of wireless devices. Theory and technologies of antenna and circuits will be presented in case of beam-type and ubiquitous-type WPT. The industrial applications and current R&D status of the WPT via radio waves will be also presented.