Performance analysis of a ultra-compact low-power rectenna in paper substrate for RF energy harvesting

V. Palazzi, Christos Kalialakis, Federico Alimenti, Paolo Mezzanotte, Luca Roselli, Ana Collado, Apostolos Georgiadis

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Abstract

In this paper the experimental results of a compact low-power rectenna in paper substrate, designed to operate in the Wi-Fi band, are presented. The complete prototype, based on an annular slot antenna and a single-diode rectifier, features a weight of 1.5 grams and shows an RF-to-dc conversion efficiency in the design band of about 40 % for a -10 dBm available input power, of about 28 % at -15 dBm, and in the range [10, 22] % at -20 dBm, corresponding to an output DC voltage in the order of 320, 240 and 60 mV respectively. Additionally, the rectenna features an efficiency higher then 7 % in the whole band 1.8-2.7 dBm for a power density estimated around 3 μW/cm2.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks (WiSNet)
PublisherIEEE
Pages65-68
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509034611
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Electronic)2473-4624

Keywords

  • Circuits on paper
  • Copper laminate technology
  • Energy harvesting
  • Green electronics
  • Internet of Things
  • Rectennas
  • Rectifiers
  • Slot antennas
  • Wireless power transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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