This paper presents a review of existing works and solutions in the field of solar/electromagnetic energy harvesting and wireless power transmission. More specifically, the paper covers: solar/electromagnetic harvesters where solar antenna structures are used to obtain a compact implementation, direct current (dc) combining circuits necessary to combine the outputs of the solar and the electromagnetic harvesters, and efficient solar-to-electromagnetic (EM) converters that can be used to synthesize autonomous wireless power transmission radio-frequency (RF) signal generators. Finally, novel topologies to minimize the sensitivity of rectifier circuits to variations in the received RF power levels are presented.
- Energy harvesting
- resistance compression network (RCN)
- solar energy
- SOLAR ANTENNA