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A battery-less, wireless mote for scavenging wireless power at UHF (470-570 MHz) frequencies

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation - Proceedings
Pages1069-1072
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2011 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2011 - Spokane, WA, United States
Duration: 3 Jul 20118 Jul 2011

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySpokane, WA
Period3/07/118/07/11

Abstract

In this paper, a novel power scavenging mote to harness wireless power in the UHF frequencies between 470 and 570 MHz is presented. A broadband monopole antenna prototype inkjet printed on a paper based substrate is used transduce the incident wireless power from its Electromagnetic wave form to a RF AC signal. A conjugately matched voltage multiplier and RF transformer are used to rectify and store the RF input power in a low leakage capacitor for powering on a microcontroller unit and wireless transceiver end-device thereby making the entire operation of this mote battery-less.

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Keywords

  • Antenna, inkjet printing, monopole, Power Scavenging, RF, Voltage Multiplier, wireless