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Monopole-Based Rectenna for Microwave Energy Harvesting of UHF RFID Systems

By Giuseppina Monti, Fabrizio Congedo, Danilo De Donno, and Luciano Tarricone
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 31, 109-121, 2012
doi:10.2528/PIERC12061501

Abstract

This paper presents a rectifying antenna (rectenna) for the harvesting of the microwave energy associated to UHF (Ultra-High Frequency) Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) systems. The proposed device uses a capacitively loaded T-shaped monopole with a coplanar waveguide feeding line as receiving antenna and a five-stage voltage multiplier as rectifier. Experimental results demonstrating an RF-to-DC conversion efficiency of about 54% with an input power density of 80 μW/cm2 will be presented and discussed.

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Giuseppina Monti, Fabrizio Congedo, Danilo De Donno, and Luciano Tarricone, "Monopole-Based Rectenna for Microwave Energy Harvesting of UHF RFID Systems," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 31, 109-121, 2012.
doi:10.2528/PIERC12061501
http://jpier.org/PIERC/pier.php?paper=12061501

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