Philippines, Japan on R&D of wireless communications

10 Jul 2019 11:44 AM

In line with its mandate as one of the research and development institutes (RDI) of the Department of Science and Technology, the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) continuously works toward building local and international linkages for research collaborations on electronics and Information and Communications Technology (ICT). 

Last 4 July 2019, the Philippines through the DOST-ASTI, University of the Philippines Diliman- Diliman Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UP-EEEI)and the Technical Committee on Antennas and Propagation of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, hosted the Philippines-Japan Workshop on Wireless, Radio and Antenna Technologies. Conducted at DOST-ASTI's office in Diliman, Quezon City, the workshop aimed to provide a venue for the exchange of information on the progress of R&D in wireless communications systems. The workshop was another opportunity to enhance the rapport between the Philippines and Japan. 

The opening ceremony was led by DOST-ASTI’s Acting Director Dr. Joel Joseph S. Marciano Jr., De La Salle University’s Dr. Lawrence Materumand Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Prof. Jiro Hirokawa. 

Dr. Joel Joseph S. Marciano Jr. giving opening remarks and presenting current research and development projects of the DOST-ASTI.

Six (6) Japanese and four (4) Filipino researches presented their respective studies during the one-day workshop. They also answered and entertained queries related to their researches from the audience after their presentations. 

Prof. Hiroyuki Arai of the Yokohoma National University discussing the Theory of Characteristic Modes and its Applications
Mar Francis Guzman of the DOST-ASTI talks about the Reduction of Antenna Misalignment and Polarization Mismatch Effects using Selection Diversity Scheme and Polarization Reconfigurable Antennas
Prof. Jiro Hirokawa of Tokyo Institute of Technology presenting his study on the Design of Sidelobe Suppression using Slit Layer in a Corporate-feed Waveguide Slot Array Antenna of 2x2-element Radiating Units
Genedyn Gems Mendoza’s talk on Mode-Reconfigurable RF Power Amplifier with Independently Controllable Fundamental and Second Harmonic Output Impedances
Dr. Satoru Kurokawa from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology discussing his research on Microwave Measurement
Dr. Lawrence Materum of De La Salle University talking on Evaluation of Techniques for Identifying Multipath Wave Propagation Groups by Bayesian Information Criterion Model-Based Clustering
Antipas Teologo on Datasets for Multipath Clustering at 285 MHz and 5.3 HHz Bands Based on COST 2100 MIMO Channel Model

The researchers also had the chance to tour around the Philippine Earth Data Resource and Observation (PEDRO) Center Facilities housed in the DOST-ASTI office, led by the Dr. Marciano and Science Research Specialist Joven C. Javier-- both part of the team that developed Maya-1 nanosatellite. 

The speakers were awarded a plaque of appreciation as a recognition to their significant contributions on the fields of antennas, propagation, radio frequency and wireless communications systems.

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