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2.4 GHz inkjet-printed RF energy harvester on bulk cardboard substrate

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication 2015 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS), 25-28 Jan. 2015, San Diego, CA
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-5507-7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium - San Diego
Duration: 1 Jan 190028 Jan 2015


ConferenceIEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium
CitySan Diego


An experimental investigation on the inkjetprinted power harvester for 2.4GHz and review of RF characterization of substrate and printed conductors are presented in this paper. A one stage discrete rectifier based on a voltage doubler structure and a planar monopole antenna are fabricated on cardboard using inkjet printing. The performance of the whole system is examined by measuring the output voltage of the RF power harvester. By the utilization of the proposed idea, the fabrication of low-cost environmentally-friendly battery-less wireless modules is conceivable.


  • additive manufacturing, cardboard substrate, energy harvester, Inkjet printing, planar monopole

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