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The research group deals in high power microwave for drone, robot, and aerostat charging. Also, the EMI/EMC issues while charging and power transfer is dealt. Presently we are working on dynamic charging of swarm of drones and communication using IoT. 

Meet the team

On-going Students

PhD

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Budhadeb Maity

(2017- Present)

e-mail: maity176151008@iitg.ac.in

 

Area: Microstrip Antenna(CPW Antenna, Microstrip-feed Antenna, and Harmonic Suppression Antenna  )

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Shashank Satish Kulkarni

(2018- Present)

e-mail: shashank.kulkarni@iitg.ac.in

 

Area: Wireless Power Transfer, Wireless charging applications

Masters

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Vivek Kumar
(2019-21)
 
e-mail: vivek1995@iitg.ac.in

Area: Rectifiers for WPT

Patents:

2019

  1. Amit Kumar Baghel, Shashank kulkarni, Sisir Kumar Nayak, and Senthil Kumar, “Aperture matched parabolic pyramidal horn antenna”, Indian patent application number: 201931023910, Date of publication: 12/07/2019.

  2. Shashank kulkarni, Amit Kumar Baghel, Sisir Kumar Nayak, and Senthil Kumar, “Far field wireless power/energy transfer/harvesting to/for manned and/or unmanned systems using metamaterial”, Indian patent application number: 201931023905, Date of publication: 12/07/2019.

2018

  1. Amit Kumar Baghel, Shashank Kulkarni, Sisir Kumar Nayak and Senthil Kumar, “Parabolic Pyramidal Horn antenna”, Indian patent application number:201831002285, Date of publication: 09/02/2018.

 

Awards and Honours:

  1. Dr Amit Kumar Baghel (Research Scholar of Department of EEE) and Mr. Shashank S. Kulkarni (Former MS(R) student of Centre for Energy and present project staff of EEE) have received the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) 2018 award for the project titled "Feasibility Study of Wireless Power Transfer using Metamaterial" from Honorable President of India in Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi on March 19, 2018. The project work was carried out under the supervision of Dr. Sisir Kumar Nayak (Dept. of EEE) and Mr. D. Senthil Kumar (MTRDC, Bangalore).

 

 

Funded Projects:

  • Feasibility study of the wireless power transfer,

Funding agency: MTRDC (DRDO), Bangalore

Amount: Rs 9,80,400 (Completed)

Project No: xCEESPNMTRD00871xSKN001 (PI)

Co-PI: Mr. D. Senthil Kumar, Scientist F, MTRDC, DRDO, India

 

  • Metamaterial enhanced wireless power transmission system, MHRD, IMPRINT India 

Funding agency: Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi

Amount: Rs 64, 44,000 (Ongoing) (PI)

Co-PI: Mr. D. Senthil Kumar, Scientist F, MTRDC, DRDO, India

Project No: xEEESPNSERB00871xSKN003

 

  • Feasibility studies and optimization of electromagnetic pulse welding of tubes for nuclear reactor application

Funding agency: Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Mumbai-400085

Amount: Rs 1,64,25,000 (Ongoing)

Co-PI: Dr. Sisir Kumar Nayak,

PI: Dr. Sachin D. Kore, ME, IIT Goa

 

  • Dynamic charging of drone using metamaterial including sensors used in IoT for control and communication

Funding agency: Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi

Amount: Rs 68,45,520 (Ongoing)

PI: Dr. Sisir Kumar Nayak,

Co-PI: D. Senthil Kumar, Scientist-'F', MTRDC, DRDO, India

Project No:  IMP/2018/001179

Journal Publications:

2021

 

  1. Shashank S. Kulkarni, Amit Kumar Baghel, Sisir Kumar Nayak, Graded Refractive Index Metamaterial for Enhanced Far-field Wireless Power Transfer Efficiency in S-band, AEU - International Journal of Electronics and Communications, 2021, 153859, ISSN 1434-8411, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aeue.2021.153859.

  2. A. K. Baghel, S. S. Kulkarni and S. K. Nayak, "Aperture matched parabolic profile horn antenna", Microwave and Optical Letters ( Accepted for Publication).

 

2019

  1. A. K. Baghel, S. S. Kulkarni and S. K. Nayak, "Far-Field Wireless Power Transfer Using GRIN Lens Metamaterial at GHz Frequency," in IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters. vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 424-426, June 2019.

  2. Baghel, Amit; Kulkarni, Shashank; and NAYAK, SISIR; ‘A parabolic profile pyramidal horn antenna with lower phase center variation and 3dBbeam width in S-band', IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, 2019, vol. 13, no. 10, pp. 1626-1636, August 2019.

  3. A. K. Baghel, S. S. Kulkarni and S. K. Nayak, “Linear to Cross-Polarization Transmission Converter using Ultra-Thin and Smaller Periodicity Metasurface,” in IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. vol. 18, no. 7, pp. 1433-1437, July 2019.

Conference Publications:

2019

  1. Amit Kumar Baghel, Shashank Satish Kulkarni, and Sisir Kumar Nayak, “Efficient Modeling of DC- RF module of Space Solar Power Satellite with Improved Antenna design and Metasurface”, IEEE COMCAS 2019, Tel Aviv, Israel.

  2. Amit Kumar Baghel, Shashank Satish Kulkarni, and Sisir Kumar Nayak, “Simple way of Frequency Tuning using Pin Diode of Transmission type Digital Metasurface”, IEEE COMCAS 2019, Tel Aviv, Israel.

  3. Shashank Satish Kulkarni, Amit Kumar Baghel, and Sisir Kumar Nayak, “Square Slotted Patch Antenna for 2.45 GHz Far-field Wireless Power Transfer”, IEEE COMCAS 2019, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2018

  1. Amit Kumar Baghel,and S. K. Nayak, “Negative refractive index metamaterial for enhancing radiation directivity in S-band", IEEE Conference on Microwave and Photonics, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, 9-11 Feb 2018.

2017

  1. Amit Kumar Baghel, Pardha Sourya Nayani, and S. K. Nayak, "Metamaterial split ring resonator using thin ferrite slab at GHz frequency", IEEE International Conference on Communication and Electronics Systems (ICCES 2017), Thanjavur,19-20 October 2017.

  2. Amit Kumar Baghel, and Sisir Kumar Nayak, “Improving Radiation Efficiency using Metasurface in Pyramidal Horn Antenna", International workshop on advanced materials, NIST Berhampur, 19-21 Dec 2017.

Experimentation Facilities:

  • Anechoic Chamber for antenna measurement (6 m x 4 m x 6 m)

    Frequency range: 800 MHz to 40 GHz; Automatic positioner system​

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  • RF signal Generator Model Number: SMB100B Make: Rohde & Schwarz

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  • A variable power Microwave source

    Model Number: GMP20KIP56M230FST3IR; Make: Sairem

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  • 2 Port, 20 GHz, Vector Network Analyser. Make: Anritsu, USA

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Alumni

PhD

Visiting Faculty

National Rail & Transportation Institute

 Vadodara, Gujarat, India.

e-mail: a.baghel@iitg.ac.in

(2014-2020)

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Enhancement of Far-Field Wireless Power Transfer using Profiled Horn Antenna and Metamaterial

Name

Thesis

Current Position 

Masters

Name

Thesis

Current Position 

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(2018-2020)

Electrical Engineer

Learn to Drill

e-mail:pritam18@alumni.iitg.ac.in

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(2017-2019)

PhD Scholar,

Dept of ECE, IIT Roorkee

e-mail: sahoo174102060@alumni.iitg.ac.in

(2015-2017)

Analysis of S-Band Parabolic  Pyramidal Horn Antenna for Wireless Power Transfer

PhD Scholar,

Centre for Energy, IIT Guwahati

e-mail:  shashank.kulkarni@iitg.ac.in

Shashank Satish Kulkarni

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