Rectenna Design and Signal Optimization for Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Transfer

Apostolos GEORGIADIS  Ana COLLADO  Kyriaki NIOTAKI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E98-C   No.7   pp.608-612
Publication Date: 2015/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E98.C.608
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Technology)
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Keyword: 
rectenna,  energy harvesting,  wireless power transfer,  resistance compression network,  rectifier,  

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Summary: 
This work addresses two key topics in the field of energy harvesting and wireless power transfer. The first is the optimum signal design for improved RF-DC conversion efficiency in rectifier circuits by using time varying envelope signals. The second is the design of rectifiers that present reduced sensitivity to input power and output load variations by introducing resistance compression network (RCN) structures.