Research course

Microwave communications and wireless power transfer for mobile robotics

University of Leeds · School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2.1), or equivalent, in computer science or artificial intelligence. If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University’s minimum English Language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This project focuses on the use of microwave and millimetre-wave active antennas for wireless power transfer and communications in mobile robotics. The work will be linked to two major UK research council projects: a £1M collaboration with Lancaster University and King’s College on Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer (the SWIFT project), and a £3M network led by Leeds on robotics for infrastructure maintenance in future cities. The project will entail research into antenna arrays in the 2 to 100 GHz range, integrated onto mobile robots fabricated in the National Facility for Innovative Robotic Systems at Leeds.

Keywords: Microwave engineering, robotics, electronic engineering, wireless communications

Fees and funding

This scholarship is part of Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarship scheme.

This scholarship is fully funded covering fees and a maintenance of £14,254 in 2016/17

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Professor Ian Robertson