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DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR RADIO FREQUENCY ENERGY HARVESTING DEVICES

By D. Pavone, A. Buonanno, M. D'Urso, and F. Della Corte

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Abstract:
Radio Frequency Energy harvesting is a research topic of increasing interest, related to sustainability, which could become a promising alternative to existing energy resources. The paper will show all the activities addressed to design a wideband system to recover wideband energy from electromagnetic sources present in the environment. The main idea is to develop battery-free wireless sensors able to capture the available energy into the mentioned bandwidth. The final goal is to realize self-powered Wireless Networks based on Ultra Lower Power - ULP sensors minimizing the need of dedicated batteries. This last feature is particularly attractive in different kind of applications, ranging from military to civil cases. A first system prototype is shown and discussed. Conclusion follows.

Citation:
D. Pavone, A. Buonanno, M. D'Urso, and F. Della Corte, "Design Considerations for Radio Frequency Energy Harvesting Devices," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 45, 19-35, 2012.
doi:10.2528/PIERB12062901

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