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A flexible hybrid printed RF energy harvester utilizing catalyst-based copper printing technologies for far-field RF energy harvesting applications

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Yksityiskohdat

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Otsikko2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2015
KustantajaInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (elektroninen)9781479982752
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TilaJulkaistu - 24 heinäkuuta 2015
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2015 - Phoenix, Yhdysvallat
Kesto: 17 toukokuuta 201522 toukokuuta 2015

Conference

ConferenceIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2015
MaaYhdysvallat
KaupunkiPhoenix
Ajanjakso17/05/1522/05/15

Tiivistelmä

In this paper, the design of a novel flexible RF energy harvester utilizing hybrid printed electronics technology is presented for the first time. The proposed RF energy harvester operates at UHF RFID band (868 MHz ∼ 915 MHz) for far-field RF energy harvesting applications. A concept of hybrid printed electronics which takes advantage of both flexibility of low-cost printed electronics and high performances of ICs is introduced. The passive components of the RF energy harvester, such as the circuit layout and the antenna, are printed on a flexible low-cost polymer substrate utilizing a catalyst-based inkjet printing process for the fabrication of copper metallization layers. The surface-mount devices (SMDs) are soldered on the printed circuit board. The proposed approach demonstrates the feasibility of implementing low-cost flexible printed electronics for the Internet of Things (IoT) and stand-alone ('zero-power') wireless sensor platforms.