RF energy harvester

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Title: RF energy harvester
Authors: Mitcheson, PD
Lucyszyn, S
Pinuela, M
Yates, DC
Item Type: Patent
Abstract: Disclosed herein is an antenna apparatus for use in harvesting ambient radio frequency, RF, energy. The apparatus comprises one or more RF antenna components arranged to receive RF energy for producing electricity. The one or more RF antenna components comprise a plurality of frequency filtering components, each frequency filtering component being arranged to filter a respective frequency band of the received RF energy. Also disclosed herein is an apparatus comprising a rectifying circuit arranged to convert a variable electrical signal received at an input from an associated antenna into a direct current electrical signal for supplying to an electrical energy storage unit, the antenna for use in harvesting ambient radio frequency, RF, energy. The apparatus also comprises a power management module having an input arranged to receive the direct current and control supply of the direct current to the electrical energy storage unit. The rectifying circuit comprises a plurality of transmission lines, wherein the input of the rectifying circuit and the input of the power management module are connected via the plurality of transmission lines. The power management module is arranged at least partially within a boundary defined by the plurality of transmission lines.
Issue Date: 23-Jun-2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/65076
Patent Status: Grant
Publication Status: Accepted
Start Date: 2017-12-05
Conference Place: US
Article Number: US 14/909,862
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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