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DESIGN AND MEASUREMENT OF MULTI-FREQUENCY ANTENNAS FOR RF ENERGY HARVESTING TAGS

By C. Leclerc, M. Egels, and E. Bergeret

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Abstract:
In this paper, a methodology to design non-50 Ω antennas for energy harvesting is presented. Two prototypes are simulated and realized on an epoxy substrate: one operating at 433 MHz and 900 MHz, the other at 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz. These antennas are designed to match the input impedances of an integrated radio-frequency harvester for an output voltage of 1 V, value chosen considering the voltage needed to power the new generation of micro-controllers and electronic circuits for the Internet of Things. The measurement results indicate a reflection coefficient below -10 dB at the frequencies of interest, validating the methodology.

Citation:
C. Leclerc, M. Egels, and E. Bergeret, "Design and Measurement of Multi-Frequency Antennas for RF Energy Harvesting Tags," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 156, 47-53, 2016.
doi:10.2528/PIER15121803
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=15121803

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