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Design Considerations for Radio Frequency Energy Harvesting Devices

By Domenico Pavone, Aniello Buonanno, Michele D'Urso, and Francesco Della Corte
Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 45, 19-35, 2012


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.


Domenico Pavone, Aniello Buonanno, Michele D'Urso, and Francesco Della Corte, "Design Considerations for Radio Frequency Energy Harvesting Devices," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 45, 19-35, 2012.


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