Solar/Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Transmission

Kyriaki Niotaki, Ana Collado, Apostolos Georgiadis, Sangkil Kim, Manos M. Tentzeris

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1712-1722
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Volume102
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

Keywords

  • Energy harvesting
  • rectenna
  • rectifier
  • resistance compression network (RCN)
  • solar energy
  • SOLAR ANTENNA
  • MICROWAVE
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • SATELLITE
  • CELLS
  • ARRAY

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Niotaki, K., Collado, A., Georgiadis, A., Kim, S., & Tentzeris, M. M. (2014). Solar/Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Transmission. Proceedings of the IEEE, 102(11), 1712-1722. https://doi.org/10.1109/JPROC.2014.2358646