Finalist Team in IEEE Antenna Design Contest

June 03, 2010

A team of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo electrical engineering students - Alex Hempy and Michael Civerolo - has been selected among three finalists in the first Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 2010 Antenna Design Challenge.


The contest began last fall with the submission of a proposal to design a wireless demonstration system that teaches antenna principles to high school physics and college engineering students. This is an international competition with original proposals submitted from educational institutions throughout the world. The system is required to be safe and durable, easily reproducible, inexpensive, and portable to allow demonstration at the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Symposium in Toronto, July 2010. Six semifinalist teams were selected in January 2010 from 16 submitted proposals.


Semifinalist announcement:


Each semifinalist team received $1,500 to translate their design into an operational wireless system. A video demonstration and final report was submitted to the IEEE AP-S Education Committee on May 1, 2010 from which three finalists were selected on June 1, 2010. The three teams will demonstrate their working systems and final judging for first ($1,500), second ($750), and third ($250) place awards will take place at the IEEE AP-S Conference. Each finalist team will receive up to $2,500 to attend the conference.

Additional information on the IEEE AP-S Design Challenge: