Enhanced narrow-band operation of ultra-fast rectennas

Etor, David, Dodd, Linzi, Wood, David and Balocco, Claudio (2016) Enhanced narrow-band operation of ultra-fast rectennas. In: IRMMW-THz 2016 - 41st International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz waves, 25th - 30th September 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IRMMW-THz.2016.7758644


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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: impedance, rectennas, rectifiers, junctions, antenna feeds
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2018 09:56
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 09:51
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/34661

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