Efficient direct-matching rectenna design for RF power transfer applications

S. Keyrouz, H.J. Visser

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This paper presents the design, simulation, fabrication and measurements of a 50 ohm rectenna system. The paper investigates each part (in terms of input impedance) of the rectenna system starting from the antenna, followed by the matching network, to the rectifier. The system consists of an antenna, which captures the transmitted RF signal, connected to a rectifier which converts the AC captured signal into a DC power signal. For maximum power transfer, a matching network is designed between the rectifier and the antenna. At an input power level of -10 dBm, the system is able to achieve an RF/DC power conversion efficiency of 49.7%
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2013), 3-6 December 2013, London, United Kingdom
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameInstitute of Physics Conference Series
ISSN (Print)0951-3248


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