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A scalable solar antenna for autonomous integrated wireless sensor nodes

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Original languageEnglish
Article number5765655
Pages (from-to)510-513
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Volume10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Abstract

A novel scalable low-profile omnidirectional antenna that can be integrated underneath a solar panel is presented. The topology alleviates the effect of solar panel to the antenna while achieving a monopole-like radiation performance above a ground plane. A 72×72× 11.5 mm$3 solar antenna 3-D structure operating around 2.4 GHz demonstrates the potential of the presented configuration for the implementation of autonomous integrated wireless sensors nodes.

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Keywords

  • 3-D RF modules, autonomous modules, omnidirectional antenna, solar antenna, solar panel, wireless sensor nodes