A Metamaterial-Inspired Small Rectenna for RF Energy Harvesting Based on A 3-Way Power Combiner

Abdel-Ghafour Abraray, Kazi Mohammed Saidul Huq, Shahid Mumtaz, Jonathan Rodriguez, Otman El Mrabet, Abdelkrim Farkshi, Jean-Marie Floc’h, Pengbo Si

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In this paper, we investigate a metamaterial- inspired small rectenna (rectifying antenna) system for microwave energy harvesting and wireless power transfer at 5.8 GHz. We also study the received-power maximization technique using an array of antennas connected to a single load by an optimal RF power combiner. This investigation is done both in simulation and experiment. The power combiner is embedded between the metamaterial- inspired antennas and the load (including rectifier) for maximizing the power, harvested by the input antennas and to deliver it to the load in the most optimal way. Moreover, we design and test proof-of-concept prototypes of the main components of the investigated energy harvesting systems. The similarity between the simulation and the experimental results also confirms our method of investigation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)
Place of PublicationWaikoloa, HI, USA, USA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-0962-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-0963-3
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2019
Event2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference - Waikoloa, United States
Duration: 9 Dec 201913 Dec 2019


Conference2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference
Abbreviated titleGLOBECOM
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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