Novel rectenna for collection of infrared and visible radiation [electronic resource] /

by Sarehraz, Mohammad.

Abstract (Summary)
ABSTRACT: This dissertation presents the rectifying antennas potential for harvesting solar power, along with a novel design for a solar rectenna. The suns general features and the characteristics of solar radiation as an electromagnetic wave are treated in depth in order to determine the deficiencies of traditional rectennas as a solar cell. A closed form equation for a MIM rectifiers efficiency as a function of its input power was developed and verified by a simulated behavioral model and measurements. A unique calculation method was also developed to determine the available solar power at the terminal of a [lambda]/2 dipole antenna as a function of its bandwidth. The available power for each diode at the antennas terminal was found to be insufficient for a MIM diode to operate in its high efficiency region.
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School:University of South Florida

School Location:USA - Florida

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:solar power antenna rectifier mim diode nrd guide


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