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AN UNBIASED DUAL-MODE MIXING ANTENNA FOR WIRELESS TRANSPONDERS

By J. A. Garcia, L. Cabria de Juan, R. Marante, L. Rizo, and A. Mediavilla Sanchez

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Abstract:
A zero-bias dual-mode mixing antenna for wireless transponders is proposed in this paper. Designed over an Enhancement-mode Pseudomorphic HEMT (E-PHEMT), the mixer takes advantage of the device nonlinear characteristics around cold operation. Simple closed form expressions, obtained from time-varying circuit analysis, predict good conversion efficiency in two different operating modes without requiring DC bias. For validation, a lab prototype has been implemented and tested, to be finally integrated in a compact active printed antenna suitable for wireless sensor networks or other radio frequency identification (RFID) applications.

Citation:
J. A. Garcia, L. Cabria de Juan, R. Marante, L. Rizo, and A. Mediavilla Sanchez, " an unbiased dual - mode mixing antenna for wireless transponders ," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 102, 1-14, 2010.
doi:10.2528/PIER09122209
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=09122209

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