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Workshop Program

Nov. 30 (Fri)

B [ Special Sessions on Creating the Future of Wireless Innovations ] / D [ The Society 5.0 Related Sessions ]

FR1A  Special Session

Nov. 30 (Fri)  09:00-11:00   Room 1 (Annex Hall F201)
Application of Wireless Communication Technology in Civil Engineering Field
Organizer / Chair :   Takahiro Nishida (Kyoto Univ.)
As the deteriorations of civil engineering structures constructed during the period of high economic growth become apparent, the investigations on improving the efficient maintenance system for infrastructures are progressing in Japan. Especially innovative progress of wireless communication technologies is helping to construct a new maintenance method for the civil engineering fields.
The purposes of this session is to discuss the future directions of the technological innovations with experts of multiple fields based on the present case studies of application of wireless communication technologies in civil engineering fields. In particular, the discussion should be progressed under distinguishing the two items, which is to be surely confirmed by people and to be extremely treated for efficient, and it is very happy for us that this session will contribute to future development of multiple industries.

Keyword : Infrastructures, Monitoring, Maintenance, Urban and Rural Area, Wireless Communication Technology
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1 Condition Monitoring of Construction Structure by Wireless Power and Data Transfer Device
Minoru Furukawa, Atsushi Kishimoto, Teruo Fujiwara (Sho Engineering Corp.), Shigeyuki Ogawa (Kikuchi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.), Naoki Shinohara (RISH)
2 Bridge Monitoring System Applying Acoustic Emission Measurement
Kazuo Watabe (Toshiba Corp.), Tomoki Shiotani (Kyoto Univ.)
3 What Kind of Sensing Systems are Match for the Local Infrastructure Maintenance
Hisatada Suganuma (TTES, Inc.)
4 Practical Evaluation of Millimeter Wave Radar for Traffic Counter Systems
Osamu Kameda (Central Nippon Highway Engineering Tokyo Co. Ltd.), Hedeyuki Menjo (Japan Radio Co., Ltd.)
B [ Special Sessions on Creating the Future of Wireless Innovations ]

FR1B  Special Session

Nov. 30 (Fri)  14:00-16:00   Room 1 (Annex Hall F201)
Millimeter-wave Technologies Including Automotive Radar
Organizer / Chair :   Takahiro Nakamura (Hitachi, Ltd.)
Recent progress of both high-frequency semiconductor / implementation technologies and information / recognition processing technologies including active beam control and super-resolution recognition has been driving wide proliferation of commercial use of millimeter-wave frequency bands, e.g. automotive radar and high-data-rate wireless communication. The radar is recently required to surveilant the periphery and to estimate self location, as well as to detect front target including pedestrians. As for 5G system, several use cases of millimeter-wave bands are now under discussion.
In this session, latest recognition processing, phased array radar, and semiconductor technologies, which are key ones to achieve the next-generation radar/wireless communication systems, will be explained by professional researchers.

Keyword : Millimeter Wave, Microwave, Radar, Beamforming, Phased Array, SLAM, Autonomous Driving
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1 Lane Environment Monitoring and Self-Localization Using 79GHz Radar
Akihiro Kajiwara (The Univ. of Kitakyushu)
2 Phased Array Technology for Automotive Radar Applications
Yasuyuki Miyake (DENSO Corp.)
3 The Latest Trend of Millimeter-Wave Beam Control Technology and Components
Yoji Ohashi, Toshihiro Shimura, Takenori Ohshima (Fujitsu Lab.)
A [ Present and Future of 5G Era, 5G Related Sessions ]

FR2A  Workshop

Nov. 30 (Fri)  09:00-11:00   Room 2 (Annex Hall F202)
Direction of Beyond 5G System
Organizers :   Yukihiko Okumura (NTT DOCOMO)
Chair :   Yoshihisa Kishiyama (NTT DOCOMO)
The core parts of international standard specifications has been completed for the start of service by the initial system of 5G system, and development of network equipment / user device and creation of appreciations / services are becoming very active in Japan and the world, on the other hand, new studies for beyond 5G are also beginning to be aimed at the continuous evolution of the mobile communication system that has repeatedly evolved over a period of approximately 10 years. It is supposed that the beyond 5G (B5G) system need to respond to the traffic demands that are expected to continue to increase with the advancement and expansion of future mobile communication services, and to meet the demand for e.g., higher throughput / reliability / efficiency of radio access that delivers various types of user information.
In this session, representatives of major mobile vendors that are considering towards B5G system will introduce the direction of B5G system and related latest activities.

Keyword : Beyond 5G / B5G, High Capacity, High Data Throughput / Reliability / Efficiency Radio Access
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1 Real and Future for 5G Evolution and 6G
Yoshihisa Kishiyama, Takehiro Nakamura (NTT DOCOMO, INC.)
2 A View on Cellular Technology Beyond 5G
Amitava Ghosh, Troels Kolding, Andreas Maeder, Simone Redana, Mikko Uusitalo (Standardization Research, Nokia Bell Labs)
3 Technology Direction and Studies Towards Beyond 5G
Akata Masao (Huawei)
4 High Capacity Wireless Technologies for Beyond 5G
- Ultra High-Density Distributed Antenna and mmWave Beam Multiplexing -
Hiroyuki Seki, Morihiko Minowa (Fujitsu Lab.)
D [ The Society 5.0 Related Sessions ]

FR2B  Workshop

Nov. 30 (Fri)  14:00-16:00   Room 2 (Annex Hall F202)
Issues and Challenges of Wireless Systems for IoT in Manufacturing
Organizers :   Yoshihisa Kondo (Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International)
Chair :   Satoko Itaya (NICT)
Regarding IoT and enhancement of the productivity in manufacturing, it is expected that wireless connectivity is adapted to various kinds of applications in the manufacturing field. Wireless systems like WLAN which work in unlicensed bands are important options for it, however, a lot of issues need to be resolved to satisfy stability and scalability criteria required by applications in the manufacturing field where the wireless environment is more challenging.
In this workshop session, issues in wireless systems for manufacturing and related technologies for resolving the issues will be introduced.

Keyword : IoT, Manufacturing Field, WLAN, MM-Wave Communication, Monitoring Receiver
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0 Efforts Towards Implementation of Smart Wireless Factory
Takayuki Natsukoshi (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications)
1 Issues in Deployment of WLAN in the Manufacturing Field and Coordination Among Wireless Systems
Yoshihisa Kondo (ATR)
2 MM-Wave Application Performance on the Factory Floor - Coverage Improvement by Beam-Forming -
Hiroshi Ohue, Sotaro Shinkai, Takeo Ueta, Akira Yamasaki, Hideyuki Yamada (Panasonic Corp.)
3 Multi-Band Real-Time Spectrum Monitoring Receiver for Wireless IoT
Noriharu Suematsu, Mizuki Motoyoshi, Tomoyuki Furuichi, Suguru Kameda (Tohoku Univ.)
C [ New Fundamentals of Wireless Technologies, WPT Technologies ] / E [ The Origins of Wireless Technologies, Fundamental Technologies ]

FR3A  Workshop

Nov. 30 (Fri)  09:00-11:00   Room 3 (Annex Hall F203)
Development and Application of Wireless Power Transmission
Organizer / Chair :   Shoichi Kajiwara, (Panasonic Corp.)
In recent years, there are reports on many research and development aimed at application of wireless power transmission.
In this session, we report WPT research toward commercialization in various frequency bands and efforts toward commercialization.

Keyword : Electrical Wireless Power Transmission, Microwave Power Transmission, WPT for AUV, Factory, Robot, Sensor
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1 Development of Position-Free Wireless Power Transfer Technology for the AUV
Kazuhiro Eguchi, Soichi Kawata, Katsuya Okamoto, Ryosuke Hasaba, Yoshio Koyanagi (Panasonic Corp.), Tamaki Ura (Kyushu Inst. of Tech.)
2 Development of Dynamic Wireless Power Transmission Technology for Industrial Usage by Capacitive Coupling
Masayoshi Sugino, Ataru Ichikawa, Satoshi Tanaka, Kunihiko Sasaki (Denso Corp.)
3 Efforts toward Practical Application of Microwave Power Transmission in BWF-TG6
Takuya Fujimoto (Omron Corp.)
4 Wireless Power Transmission using Microwave Beam for Multiple Sensor Devices
Toshiya Mitomo (Toshiba Corp.)
A [ Present and Future of 5G Era, 5G Related Sessions ]

FR3B  Workshop

Nov. 30 (Fri)  14:00-16:00   Room 3 (Annex Hall F203)
Antenna Technologies for Future Wireless Communication Systems
Organizer / Chair :   Tomohiro Seki (Nihon Univ.)
In order to realize the high communication capacity, development of the future mobile communication systems is proceeding. In these systems, application of massive MIMO technology and high frequencies above the quasi-millimeter-wave frequency band is being studied.
In this session, on the latest antenna technology that can be a key technology for these systems realization, we will show a wide range contents including the technologies of base station antennas and terminal station antennas.

Keyword : Antennas and Propagation, Wireless Communication Systems, Mobile Communication, Electromagnetic Field Analysis
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1 Antenna and Propagation for Mobile Communication Systems
Koichi Tsunekawa (Chubu Univ.)
2 The Advanced Technology of Mobile Communication Base Station Antenna for 5G
Keisuke Sato (Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd.)
3 Multibeam Feeding Circuit using Dielectric Lens for Massive MIMO System
Tomohiro Seki (Nihon Univ.), Maki Arai, Ken Hiraga, Takana Kaho, Kazumitsu Sakamoto (NTT)
E [ The Origins of Wireless Technologies, Fundamental Technologies ]

FR4A  Workshop

Nov. 30 (Thu)  09:00-11:00   Room 4 (Annex Hall F204)
Printed board, IC, and Assembly Technology for Higher Frequency
Organizers :   Takana Kaho (NTT)
Chair :   Takao Kuki (Kokushikan Univ.)
The use of frequencies above the quasi-millimeter wave band is also being considered for fifth generation mobile communication and satellite onboard equipment due to demands for faster communication. Various substrate materials and design manufacturing methods have been researched and developed in order to reduce the size and cost of the wireless device.
In this workshop, a trend of the evaluation techniques for the microwave and millimeter-wave characteristics of various materials, such as plastic resin, ceramic, single crystal substrates, printable film / sheets, and so on, using the resonator method will be introduced. Next, low-loss waveguides and circuits in the millimeter wave band by quartz glass will be introduced. We will also show the method of 3D printer suitable for waveguide component manufacturing, and describe development contents of 90 degree coupler. Finally, a compact and low phase noise RF-CMOS VCO using a novel DGS (Defected Ground Structure) resonator will be introduced.

Keyword : Dielectric substrate materials, Complex permittivity, Silicabased Post-wall Waveguide, Metal 3d Printer, RF CMOS, VCO
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1 A Trend of Evaluation Techniques for the Microwave and Millimeterwave Characteristics of Dielectric Substrates
Yoshinori Kogami, Takashi Shimizu (Utsunomiya Univ.)
2 Millimeter-wave Devices Built of Silica-based Post-wall Waveguide
Yusuke Uemichi, Osamu Nukaga, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Ning Guan (Fujikura Ltd.)
3 Waveguide Component Suitable for Additive Manufacturing - Hexagonal Waveguide Branch Line Coupler -
Motomi Abe, Hidenori Yukawa (Mitsubishi Electric Corp.)
4 Comparative Study of Virtual Inductors Realized by Defected Ground Structures for VCO Applications in 0.18µm CMOS Technology
Ramesh K. Pokharel, Nusrat Jahan, Adel Barakat (Kyushu Univ.)
D [ The Society 5.0 Related Sessions ]

FR4B  Workshop

Nov. 30 (Thu)  14:00-16:00   Room 4 (Annex Hall F204)
Recent Activities of Disaster-resilient Network Technology
Organizer / Chair :   Hiroshi Kumagai (NICT), Satoshi Kotabe (NTT)
At the time of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, quite a few ICT infrastructure suffered catastrophic damage which caused the outage of ICT services in various areas for a long period of time.
As a lesson learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the necessity of a disaster-resilient network is strongly recognized. This workshop introduces the latest disaster-resilient network R&D underway in the Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program.

Keyword : ICT, Disaster-resilient, Resilient Network, Emergency Telecommunication, Mesh Network, Ad-Hoc
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1 Overview of Disaster Resilient ICT R&D and Its Utilization and Demonstration
Yasunori Owada, Katsuhiro Temma, Goshi Sato, Toshiaki Kuri, Hiroshi Kumagai (NICT)
2 Movable and Deployable ICT Resource Unit (MDRU) as Emergency Telephone and Radiophone Switch in Disaster
Yasuo Suzuki, Yoshitaka Shimizu, Atsushi Yamamoto, Satoshi Kotabe (NTT)
3 Relaying Techniques for Realizing Disaster-Resilient Networks
Yuichi Kawamoto, Ryota Sasazawa, Hiroki Nishiyama, Nei Kato (Tohoku Univ.)
4 Resilient Information Management System in Network-Isolated Environment after Disasters
Toshiaki Miyazaki, Seiya Kobayashi, Yasuyuki Maruyama, Peng Li (The Univ. of Aizu)
E [ The Origins of Wireless Technologies, Fundamental Technologies ]

FR5A  Workshop

Nov. 30 (Thu)  09:00-11:00   Room 5 (Annex Hall F205)
Sustainable Chemical Industry Processes by Microwaves
Organizers :   Kazuhiro Iyomasa (Mitsubishi Electric Corp.), Shuntaro Tsubaki (Tokyo Inst. of Tech.)
Chair :   Yuji Wada (Tokyo Inst. of Tech.)
Sustainable utilization of energy and resources are required in various industries to achieve SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). Rapid and materials-selective heating enabled by microwaves contribute to great reduction in energy consumption, emission of industrial wastes and CO2, as well as small-scale and distributed chemical plants in various industries in chemistry, catalysis, energy, materials, metallurgy and biotechnology. Therefore, microwave manufacturing plant is expected as a new-generation chemical process as well as microwave application.
This workshop provides the latest R&D trends in utilization of microwaves in chemical industries (e.g. synthetic organic chemistry, bio-energy, chemical plant) in which microwave heating application is the most expected as high future growth fields.

Keyword : Microwave Chemistry, Microwave Effect, Utilization of Biomass, Microwave Manufacturing Plant
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1 Paradigm Shift of Microwave Effect - Precisely Selective Activation of Substrate Molecule -
Tohru Yamada (Keio Univ.)
2 Development of Microwave Conversion Process of Plant Biomass toward Creation of Sustainable Society
Takashi Watanabe (Kyoto Univ.)
3 Standardization of Microwave Chemical Process
Yasunori Tsukahara (Microwave Chemical Co., Ltd.)
E [ The Origins of Wireless Technologies, Fundamental Technologies ]

FR5B  Workshop

Nov. 30 (Thu)  14:00-16:00   Room 5 (Annex Hall F205)
Leading Edge Technologies for Electron Devices and Circuits
Organizers :   Toshiyuki Oishi (Saga Univ.)
Chair :   Hiroki Fujishiro (Tokyo Univ. of Science)
Research and development of materials and devices is necessary to make innovative progress for microwave and power circuits/modules.
This workshop introduces on the leading edge electron devices technologies such as the GaN HEMTs, Ga2O3, diamond devices and the device modeling.

Keyword : Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Electron Devices, Device Modeling, Gallium Nitride, Diamond, Gallium Oxide, Millimeter Wave
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1 Current Status and Challenges for High-Power GaN HEMT Amplifiers
Kozo Makiyama, Junji Kotani, Toshihiro Ohki, Naoya Okamoto, Yuichi Minoura, Shirou Ozaki, Atsushi Yamada, Yoichi Kamada, Norikazu Nakamura (Fujitsu Ltd., Fujitsu Lab.)
2 Present Status of Research and Development of Super Wide Bandgap Electron Devices
Toshiyuki Oishi (Saga Univ.)
3 Device Modeling for GaN HEMTs
Yutaro Yamaguchi, Tomohiro Otsuka, Shintaro Shinjo, Toshiyuki Oishi (Mitsubishi Electric Corp.)
F [ Clear Understanding of Wireless Technologies, Tutorial Sessions ]

FR6A  Tutorial

Nov. 30 (Thu)  09:00-11:00   Room 6 (Annex Hall F206)
Foundation of Electromagnetic Simulation - Learning from Univ. Courses -
Organizers :   The Technical Committee on Electronics Simulation Technology, IEICE
Chair :   Hiroshi Okabe (Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd.)
Rapid progress of computer hardware and software enables us comfortable electromagnetic simulation environment with commercial simulators. It is difficult to solve problems if we use simulators as a black box. It is also difficult to prepare time for studying principle of electromagnetic simulation when the objective of research or development is applications, in which simulators are used as tools.
The basic principle of electromagnetic simulation, especially about the method of moments (MoM) and finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method, is explained in this course by professors who are active in the front lines.

Keyword : Electromagnetic Simulation, Method of Moments (MoM), Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) Method, Principle
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1 Introduction to the Method of Moments
Shinichiro Ohnuki (Nihon Univ.)
2 Introduction to the FDTD Method
Jun Shibayama (Hosei Univ.)
E [ The Origins of Wireless Technologies, Fundamental Technologies ]

FR6B  Workshop

Nov. 30 (Thu)  14:00-16:00   Room 7 (Annex Hall F206)
Wireless-LAN Technology Trend
Organizer / Chair :   Akira Yamada (NTT DOCOMO)
Wireless LANs are becoming increasingly implemented with various types of devices, and further improvement in speed and correspondence to various applications are necessary. Enhancement of Wireless LAN technologies are under standardization at the IEEE 802.11 Working Group.
In this session, technical trends and many types of usage scenarios concerning the latest wireless LAN technology are introduced.

Keyword : IEEE802.11, IEEE802.11ax, Wireless LAN, Wi-Fi, IEEE802.11ah, HaLOW
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1 Standardization Trends of the IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs - IEEE 802.11ax and the New Activities -
Yasuhiko Inoue (NTT)
2 Wi-Fi HaLow - Expectation for the IoT Applications
Toshi Hasegawa (Yokogawa Electric Corp.)
F [ Clear Understanding of Wireless Technologies, Tutorial Sessions ]

FR7A  Getting Started

Nov. 30 (Fri)  11:30-13:00   Room 6 (Exhibition Hall Workshop Space)
Tutorial Lecture for Microwave Transistor Circuit Design Focusing on Bias Circuits
Organizers :   MWE 2018 Exhibition Committee
Chair :   Masayuki Kimishima (Advantest Lab.)
Bias circuits are very essential for microwave transistor circuit design. It can be said one of most important design matters is the bias circuit.
In the tutorial lecture, the essence of bias circuit design with microwave transistor circuits including static characteristic and bias point, design procedure for various microwave transistors, and actual design knowhow and troubleshooting for amplifiers and oscillators is widely discussed.

Keyword : Bias Circuit, Microwave Transistor, Amplifier, Oscillator
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1 Static Characteristic and Bias Point, Separation of DC and RF with Transistor Circuits
Masayuki Kimishima (Advantest Lab.)
2 Bias Circuit Design and Procedure for Various Microwave Transistors
Yasushi Ito (Shonan Inst. of Tech.)
3 Know-How of Bias Circuit Design for Microwave Amplifiers and Oscillators
Hidehisa Shiomi (Osaka Univ.)
4 Comprehensive Discussion
F [ Clear Understanding of Wireless Technologies, Tutorial Sessions ]

FR7B  Getting Started

Nov. 30 (Fri)  13:30-15:00   Room 7 (Exhibition Hall Workshop Space)
Basis and Practice for Microwave Amplifier Measurement
Organizers :   MWE 2018 Exhibition Committee
Chair :   Kanna Ibe (Rohde & Schwarz Japan)
Microwave amplifiers have a lot of measurement items for design and evaluation. It is difficult to understand all of them. However, we can't judge the measurement results unless we understand it.
In this FR7B session, basic measurement items in the microwave amplifier are introduced. A few points to be noted on of the measurements are also discussed from a viewpoint of theoretical and practical cases.

Keyword : Microwave Amplifier, I-V Characteristic, S Parameter, Gain, Noise Figure
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1 Outline of Microwave Amplifier Measurement
Yasushi Ito (Shonan Inst. of Tech.)
2 Measurement Method and Exsanple
Akihiro Sakurai (Keysight Technologies)
3 Comprehensive Discussion

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