Design and implementation of a dual band bioinspired leaf rectenna for RF energy harvesting applications


ÇELİK K. , KURT E.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RF AND MICROWAVE COMPUTER-AIDED ENGINEERING, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/mmce.22868
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RF AND MICROWAVE COMPUTER-AIDED ENGINEERING
  • Keywords: energy harvester, harmonic rejection, leaf-shaped rectenna, monopole antenna, FED UWB ANTENNA, MONOPOLE ANTENNA, PATCH ANTENNA, EFFICIENCY, OPTIMIZATION, RADAR, ARRAY

Abstract

In this article, both design and implementation of a novel Omni-directional bioinspired Linden leaf-shaped rectenna are reported. The antenna is designed for the energy harvesting purposes under the operation frequency range between 1.6 and 2.65 GHz with a second harmonic rejection property. At the rectifier stage, voltage doubler circuit is designed and implemented with the help of microstrip transmission lines, which are used for impedance matching procedure between the antenna and the rectifier for the optimum power transfer from the antenna to the load for the operation dual bands of universal mobile telecommunication service and WIFI. In the design, SMS7630Schottky diodes, high frequency capacitors and inductors are used as the main surface mount devices. The FR4 epoxy material is selected as a substrate material for both the antenna and the rectifier circuit due to its low cost and easy-production scheme. The maximum efficiency value realized at the dual band operation is 42% at the 0 dBm input power level. The output voltage value and the harvested power at this point are nearly 960 mV and 0.42 mW with an optimum load R-L = 2.2 KOhm. The implemented system can be used efficiently for the RF energy harvesting applications for the proposed frequency bands.