Rectifier design challenges for RF wireless power transfer and energy harvesting systems

Ana Collado, Spyridon Nektarios Daskalakis, Kyriaki Niotaki, Ricard Martinez, Ferran Bolos, Apostolos Georgiadis

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Abstract

The design of wireless power transfer (WPT) and energy harvesting (EH) solutions poses different challenges towards achieving maximum RF-DC conversion efficiency in these systems. This paper covers several selected challenges when developing WPT and electromagnetic EH solutions, such as the design of multiband and broadband rectifiers, the minimization of the effect that load and input power variations may have on the system performance and finally the most optimum power combining mechanisms that can be used when dealing with multielement rectifiers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-417
Number of pages7
JournalRadioengineering
Volume26
Issue number2
Early online date1 Jun 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

Keywords

  • Broadband rectifier
  • Energy harvesting
  • Multiband rectifier
  • Rectenna
  • Rectifier
  • Schottky diode
  • Wideband rectifier
  • Wireless power transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Collado, A., Daskalakis, S. N., Niotaki, K., Martinez, R., Bolos, F., & Georgiadis, A. (2017). Rectifier design challenges for RF wireless power transfer and energy harvesting systems. Radioengineering, 26(2), 411-417. https://doi.org/10.13164/re.2017.0411