Wireless transfer of power by a 35-GHz metamaterial split-ring resonator rectenna
Hong, Mi K.
Seren, Huseyin R.
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Citation (published version)Carsten Maedler, George Keiser, Adrian Yi, Jason Christopher, Mi K Hong, Alket Mertiri, Larry House, Huseyin R Seren, Xin Zhang, Richard Averitt, Pritiraj Mohanty, Shyamsunder Erramilli. "Wireless transfer of power by a 35-GHz metamaterial split-ring resonator rectenna."
Wireless transfer of power via high frequency microwave radiation using a miniature split ring resonator rectenna is reported. RF power is converted into DC power by integrating a rectification circuit with the split ring resonator. The near-field behavior of the rectenna is investigated with microwave radiation in the frequency range between 20-40 GHz with a maximum power level of 17 dBm. The observed resonance peaks match those predicted by simulation. Polarization studies show the expected maximum in signal when the electric field is polarized along the edge of the split ring resonator with the gap and minimum for perpendicular orientation. The efficiency of the rectenna is on the order of 1% for a frequency of 37.2 GHz. By using a cascading array of 9 split ring resonators the output power was increased by a factor of 20.
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