Dr. Kaibin Huang received the 2015 IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award for his following paper:
K. Huang and V. K. N. Lau, “Enabling Wireless Power Transfer in Cellular Networks: Architecture, Modeling and Deployment”, IEEE Trans. on Wireless Comm., vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 6499-6514, Feb. 2014.
What is the award about?
This award honours outstanding original papers authored by members in the Asia-Pacific region and published in all IEEE Communications Society journals and conferences in the previous 3 calendar years.
What is the research about?
Wireless power transfer is a long standing ICT challenge and breakthroughs in this area will endow mobile devices arguably the most desired new feature of wireless battery recharging. Given the rapid advancements in microwave power transfer (MPT) and wireless communication, perhaps the time has come to realize wireless power transfer. The seamless integration of these two fields has given rise to the new area of wirelessly powered communications (WPC), one of the fastest growing area in wireless communication and networking. This paper has made pioneering contributions to this area by proposing a novel network architecture for enabling MPT. The proposed network architecture leverages existing cellular networks and comprises additional stations dedicated for MPT to mobile devices, named power beacons (PBs). In this work, the powerful mathematical tool of stochastic geometry is applied to model and analyse the proposed network architecture.