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A 927 MHz solar powered active antenna oscillator beacon signal generator

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRWW 2012 - Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks, WiSNet 2012
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2012 6th IEEE Radio and Wireless Week, RWW 2012 - 2012 IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks, WiSNet 2012 - Santa Clara, CA, United States
Duration: 15 Jan 201218 Jan 2012

Conference

Conference2012 6th IEEE Radio and Wireless Week, RWW 2012 - 2012 IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks, WiSNet 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Clara, CA
Period15/01/1218/01/12

Abstract

This work presents the design and implementation of a 927 MHz radio frequency beacon in coplanar waveguide technology, which scavenges through solar energy the power necessary for operation. Starting from a folded-slot antenna topology, a reflection-type oscillator is designed by combining full-wave and nonlinear analyses. Properly placed solar cells and a regulator are used to bias the device by scavenging solar energy from the environment. Prototypes have been implemented and measured. This low cost implementation could be useful in low-power wireless applications.

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Keywords

  • Active Antenna, Beacon, Energy Harvesting, Folded-Slot Antenna, Oscillator, Wireless Sensor Networks