A transparent meshed solar monopole antenna for UWB applications

Yurduseven, Okan, Smith, Dave and Elsdon, Michael (2014) A transparent meshed solar monopole antenna for UWB applications. Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2014 8th European Conference on. pp. 2145-2149.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EuCAP.2014.6902233


This paper demonstrates the integration of a transparent meshed circular monopole antenna with a polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) solar cell operating as an RF ground plane in addition to its photovoltaic function. While the meshed circular monopole with the feed line printed on a clear acrylic substrate placed upon the poly-Si solar cell offers an optical transparency of 91%, it is demonstrated that the meshed transparent monopole proposes similar radiation characteristics in comparison with its conventional solid counterpart and operates across a measured frequency band of 2.33-10.8 GHz covering UWB applications with an average broadband gain of 4.1 dBi. The proposed meshed solar monopole antenna generates a DC power output of 65.5 mW and operates with a measured adequate solar efficiency of 13.1%.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Monopole antenna, UWB, meshed antenna, solar antenna
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 10:49
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:08
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18243

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