Metasurface-Based WPT Rectenna with Extensive Input Power Range in the 900 MHz
In this paper, a rectenna is introduced by making use of an adaptive rectifier topology and a low-cost metasurface based printed antenna to cover a wide-range of input power levels. The low-cost metasurface printed antenna is based on flexible substrates while the rectifier can handle a wide input power range by employing a FET as a switch between low power and high power, which overcomes issues related to failure voltage in conventional rectification devices. The proposed rectifier attains an RF-DC efficiency of more than 40% for an input power ranging from -8 dBm to 25dBm. At 15 dBm, it demonstrates a peak power efficiency of 66% at 915 MHz. The low-cost metasurface-based printed antenna achieved a gain of 3 dBi, a directivity of 5.3 dBi and a radiation efficiency of 57%. The rectenna achieved 40% efficiency over a wide-range of input power from -5 dBm to 23 dBm, making it suitable for Wireless Power Transfer applications.
|Keywords||Diode, Metasurface, Rectenna, Rectifier, WPT|
|Conference||2018 IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2018|
Almohaimeed, A.M. (A. M.), Yagoub, M.C.E. (M. C.E.), Lima, J.A. (J. A.), Amaya, R, Xiao, G. (G.), & Tao, Y. (Y.). (2018). Metasurface-Based WPT Rectenna with Extensive Input Power Range in the 900 MHz. In Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering. doi:10.1109/CCECE.2018.8447782