Walabot | Students Challenge
Walabot Student Challenge
Overview
The IEEE Walabot Student Challenge at COMCAS 2017 is an opportunity for young engineers to build useful and innovative applications based on the Walabot technology platform, in one of 4 technology categories.
Student teams are encouraged to enter the competition, starting November 22, 2016. Selected students will have an opportunity to present their applications and compete for scholarships and research grants at COMCAS.
About Walabot
Walabot is a 3D microwave imaging sensor that lets you uncover things hidden in the world around you. Walabot allows gathering returns over the air or through dielectric materials. Walabot software interfaces allow access to raw scattering data, as well as to post-processed microwave image data and to identified target data.
Fields include RF, antennas, propagation, scattering, signal processing, aperture synthesis, target recognition and tracking, sensor fusion, Doppler (frequency offset) and micro-Doppler (phase variation) processing, as well as incorporation into control systems and robotic systems, and warning and assistance systems.
See through solid objects
Track movements
Detect surroundings and speed
One board, many applications...
Application Criteria
Internet of Things
Use Walabot’s technology to create smart objects and devices, for use in your everyday life.
Healthcare
Create innovative solutions to health and biomedical challenges using Walabot.
Safety and Security
Use Walabot to solve a problem being faced in the ever important fields of security, monitoring tracking.
Other
Do you have another idea for Walabot can be used to improve the world? Make something great and apply to the competition!
Prizes
Grand Prize
A single winner will receive up to $3,000 in cash
Second Place
Up to 5 winners with prizes up to $500
Honourable Mention
Multiple winners, prizes to be determined
Call for application
Beginning November 22, 2016, students in teams of up to five (5) may complete projects in various fields to compete in the contest. Follow the “APPLY HERE” link on the website to submit your application. Only applications submitted through the website will be accepted.
Please upload a zip file with all attachments relevant to your project.
Attachments may include code, pictures, documents and video links.
Timing and Venue
COMCAS will take place November 13-15, 2017, at the David Intercontinental Hotel in Tel Aviv. Applications will open, officially, November 22, 2016, and the call for applications will close 4 weeks prior to the conference in order to allow time for all applications to be reviewed.
Eligibility
All undergraduate, graduate and PhD students are eligible to submit applications. Depending on the country of origin, students may be asked to fill out additional forms related to local communications statutes.
Judging criteria
All complete applications will be reviewed and judged based on a number of factors including technical innovation, execution of desired results, quality of development, real-world applicability and other factors.
Students may submit applications built on the Walabot technology, requiring code and a working model. Students may also apply to the competition with research objectives and results based on existing available sample applications.
Judges
A panel of senior industry executives and leading academics will select winners at COMCAS. In advance of the conference, all applications will be reviewed and finalists may be selected in advance. [As we get closer to COMCAS we’ll have the judges up on the site]