Small Loop Antenna and Rectenna for RF Energy Harvesting in FM Bands

Akira NOGUCHI  Hiroyuki ARAI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E96-C   No.10   pp.1319-1321
Publication Date: 2013/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E96.C.1319
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: BRIEF PAPER
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Keyword: 
RF energy harvesting,  loop antenna,  high antenna input impedance,  

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Summary: 
This paper presents a DC output voltage-boosting antenna with high input impedance in wide frequency band for RF (radio frequency) energy harvesting of FM broadcasting signals. Target input power level of -20dBm is used to design a loop antenna for DC output voltage-boosting. The RF energy harvesting on YNU campus provides 924mV DC output for a single rectenna and 1.72V DC output for twin rectennas by receiving several FM broadcasting wave simultaneously.