Professor Song Min Kim’s Team (Team SMILE) won the IITP Directors’s Award at the ICT Challenge 2023
The ICT Challenge 2023, hosted by the Ministry of Science and ICT, organized by the Information and Communication Technology Planning and Evaluation Institute (IITP) and the University Information and Communication Research Center Council (ITRC), and sponsored by SK Telecom, is a competition with the theme “New Door to the Future”.
It aims to concretize and practicalize creative ideas that will lead future innovative technologies in an era of great transition where cutting-edge technologies are advancing and evolving.
“Team Smile”, consisting of PhD candidates Kangmin Bae, Hankyeol Moon, and Haksun Son from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at KAIST, and Lee Geon-woong, an undergraduate from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Korea University, successfully implemented a location-aware tag system for real-time large-scale inventory management using millimeter wave backscatter.
They won the IITP (Information and Communication Technology Planning and Evaluation Institute) Director’s Award, ranking 7th out of a total of 83 teams participating in the ICT Challenge 2023.
Team leader Researcher Kangmin Bae expressed, “The system can recognize tags that operate without power with millimeter-level accuracy from a distance of more than 100 meters.
Given its high practicality and business value, we have high expectations for its future potential.”