A novel compact and frequency-tunable rectenna for wireless energy harvesting

Chaoyun Song, Yi Huang, Jiafeng Zhou, Paul Carter

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This paper presents a novel rectenna with a wide tunable operating frequency band without introducing a complex impedance matching network. It shows significant advantages over the existing rectennas in terms of the structure and cost. A rectenna example has been designed with a compact size of 90 × 90 × 1.58 mm3 and operates at four different frequency bands from 1.1 to 2.8 GHz. Over 60% energy conversion efficiency is achieved for the desired frequency band. The proposed rectenna shows good performance for the wireless power transfer and wireless energy harvesting applications with a much-simplified structure and reduced cost.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC)
ISBN (Electronic)9781509045853
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2017
Event2017 Wireless Power Transfer Conference - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 10 May 201712 May 2017


Conference2017 Wireless Power Transfer Conference
Abbreviated titleWPTC 2017
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China


  • Broadband rectenna
  • Frequency-tunable
  • Wireless energy harvesting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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