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2020-02-19

A High Gain Dual Band Rectenna for RF Energy Harvesting Applications

By Mohammed Cherif Derbal and Mourad Nedil
Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 90, 29-36, 2020
doi:10.2528/PIERL19122604

Abstract

In this article, a high gain dual band rectenna is proposed for energy harvesting applications. A dual band antenna is designed and optimized to operate at 3.5 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequency bands. The antenna is based on a multilayer substrate structure excited by aperture-coupling feed. In order to achieve a maximum gain of the antenna in both bands, a rectangular cell optimized by genetic algorithms is etched on the radiating element (patch). This antenna was simulated and fabricated, and the results show a good agreement in both bands (3.5 and 5.8 GHz) with a high gain of 10.2 dBi and 8.92 dBi for the first and second bands, respectively. A dual-band rectifier is also designed and studied to harvest the radio frequency energy absorbed by the antenna to DC energy at these frequency bands (3.5 GHz and 5.8 GHz). This rectifier shows a good performance in terms of conversion efficiency which achieves 44% in the first band and 29% in the second band. As a result, an output voltage of 656.88 mV for a low input power of 0 dBm is observed when the rectifier operates at both bands.

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Mohammed Cherif Derbal and Mourad Nedil, "A High Gain Dual Band Rectenna for RF Energy Harvesting Applications," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 90, 29-36, 2020.
doi:10.2528/PIERL19122604
http://jpier.org/PIERL/pier.php?paper=19122604

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