Far-field energy harvesting rectifier analysis

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An accurate equivalent circuit model to predict the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of a Schottky Barrier Diode (SBD) is presented in this paper. By making use of good insight into the used SBD models and careful analysis of circuit behavior, more efficient rectifier circuits have been identified. An increase in circuit efficiency of 18-25% is shown compared to state of the art, resulting in 20-180% more available energy from the rectifying circuit. Also the accuracy of the simulation results has increased significantly. All the simulations in this paper are performed in a conjugately matched environment, which allows for an objective comparison of different Schottky diodes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference, WPTC 2016
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467379861
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2016
Event2016 IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference, WPTC 2016 - Aveiro, Portugal
Duration: 5 May 20166 May 2016


Conference2016 IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference, WPTC 2016
Abbreviated titleWPTC 2016


  • Diode
  • diode model
  • rectifier
  • Schottky barrier diode
  • wireless energy transfer


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