EFFICIENT METASURFACE RECTENNA FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER AND ENERGY HARVESTING

Mohamed El Badawe, Omar M. Ramahi
2018 Electromagnetic Waves  
This work presents a design for a metasurface that provides near-unity electromagnetic energy harvesting and RF channeling to a single load. A metasurface and a feeding network were designed to operate at 2.72 GHz to deliver the maximum power to a single load. Numerical simulations show that the metasurface can be highly efficient delivering the maximum captured power to one load using a corporate feed network reaching Radiation-to-RF conversion efficiency as high as 99%. A prototype was
more » ... ted incorporating a rectification circuit. Measurements demonstrated that the proposed metasurface harvester provides Radiation-to-DC conversion efficiency of more than 55%, which is significantly higher than earlier designs reported in the literature.
doi:10.2528/pier18011003 fatcat:kaeaudiwdfbhzdaga4tbf4oaii