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Millimeter wave power harvesting: A review

Millimeter wave power harvesting: A review
Millimeter wave power harvesting: A review
The broad spectrum available at millimeter-wave (mmWave) bands has attracted significant interest for a breadth of applications, with 5G communications being the main commercial drive for mmWave networks. Wireless power transmission and harvesting at mmWave bands have attracted significant attention due to the potential for minimizing the harvesting antenna size, allowing for more compact rectennas. For a fixed antenna size, the received power increases with frequency. Nevertheless, several challenges lie in realizing high efficiency antennas and rectifiers at mmWave bands. This paper reviews the recent advances in mmWave rectenna design at a component- and system-level. Low-cost antennas and components for mmWave power harvesting, such as high efficiency scalable rectifiers on polymers and high radiation efficiency antennas on textiles, are reviewed. Both the antenna and rectifier can be realized using low-cost fabrication methods such as additively-manufactured circuits and packages, in addition to digital integrated circuits (ICs) for the rectifiers. Finally, this paper provides an overview of future antenna design challenges and research directions for mmWave power harvesting.
Antennas, Internet of Things, Microstrip Antennas, Millimeter-Wave Antennas, rectennas, Rectifiers, RF Energy Harvesting, Wireless Power Transfer
2637-6431
Wagih, Mahmoud
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Weddell, Alex S.
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Beeby, Steve
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Wagih, Mahmoud
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Weddell, Alex S.
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Beeby, Steve
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Wagih, Mahmoud, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2020) Millimeter wave power harvesting: A review. IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation. (doi:10.1109/OJAP.2020.3028220).

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Abstract

The broad spectrum available at millimeter-wave (mmWave) bands has attracted significant interest for a breadth of applications, with 5G communications being the main commercial drive for mmWave networks. Wireless power transmission and harvesting at mmWave bands have attracted significant attention due to the potential for minimizing the harvesting antenna size, allowing for more compact rectennas. For a fixed antenna size, the received power increases with frequency. Nevertheless, several challenges lie in realizing high efficiency antennas and rectifiers at mmWave bands. This paper reviews the recent advances in mmWave rectenna design at a component- and system-level. Low-cost antennas and components for mmWave power harvesting, such as high efficiency scalable rectifiers on polymers and high radiation efficiency antennas on textiles, are reviewed. Both the antenna and rectifier can be realized using low-cost fabrication methods such as additively-manufactured circuits and packages, in addition to digital integrated circuits (ICs) for the rectifiers. Finally, this paper provides an overview of future antenna design challenges and research directions for mmWave power harvesting.

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Accepted/In Press date: 28 September 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 1 October 2020
Keywords: Antennas, Internet of Things, Microstrip Antennas, Millimeter-Wave Antennas, rectennas, Rectifiers, RF Energy Harvesting, Wireless Power Transfer

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Local EPrints ID: 444385
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/444385
ISSN: 2637-6431
PURE UUID: f99875c0-c212-48f6-a753-e457861d3acc
ORCID for Mahmoud Wagih: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7806-4333
ORCID for Alex S. Weddell: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6763-5460
ORCID for Steve Beeby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0800-1759

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Date deposited: 16 Oct 2020 16:30
Last modified: 16 Oct 2020 16:30

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Author: Mahmoud Wagih ORCID iD
Author: Alex S. Weddell ORCID iD
Author: Steve Beeby ORCID iD

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