Enhanced Narrow-Band Operation of Ultra-Fast Rectennas

David Etor, Linzi E. Dodd, David Wood, Claudio Balocco

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An effective impedance matching technique for rectennas (an antenna coupled with rectifier) operating at specific frequencies is presented. The rectifier consists of a MIM junction with a molecular insulator. The method used two coplanar strip lines emerging from the antenna feed-point, to correct for the reactive component of the antenna impedance on one side, and to connect the rectifier and transform its impedance on the other side. Microwave and mm-wave characterization of the devices showed that the output voltage of the impedance matched rectenna is almost an order of magnitude higher than that of a control device without matching network at 20 GHz.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication41st International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves
Subtitle of host publicationIRMMW-THz 2016
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781467384858
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016
Event41st International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz waves - Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 25 Sept 201630 Sept 2016


Conference41st International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz waves
Abbreviated titleIRMMW-THz 2016
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