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Title: State-of-the-Art Techniques in RF Energy Harvesting Circuits
Authors: Bougas, Ioannis D.
Papadopoulou, Maria S.
Boursianis, Achilles D.
Kokkinidis, Konstantinos-Iraklis D.
Goudos, Sotirios K.
Type: Article
Subjects: FRASCATI::Natural sciences::Computer and information sciences
Keywords: Impedance matching network
Wireless power transfer
radio frequency energy harvesting
voltage multiplier
power conversion efficiency
Dynamic Threshold MOSFET
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: MDPI
Source: Telecom
Volume: 2
Issue: 4
First Page: 369
Last Page: 389
Abstract: The exigency for continuous use of electrical devices has created greater demands for electricity along with more efficient transmission techniques. Energy from natural resources can be solar, thermal, vibration, friction, or Radio Frequencies (RF) signals. This state-of-the-art work provides a summary of RF energy harvesting techniques and can be used as a guide for the manufacture of RF energy scavenging modules. The use of Radio Frequency (RF) Energy Harvesting (EH) technique contributes to the development of autonomous energy devices and sensors. A rectenna system includes three main units: the receiving antenna, the impedance matching network, and the rectifier. We thoroughly analyze how to design a rectenna system with special emphasis given on the design of the rectifier. At the same time many works of the last 10 years are presented. This review article categorizes the used topologies depending on the type of antennas, IMNs, and rectifiers and comparatively presents their advantages and disadvantages.
ISSN: 2673-4001
Other Identifiers: 10.3390/telecom2040022
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