Fully inkjet printed wide band cantor fractal antenna for RF energy harvesting application

Azamat Bakytbekov, Armando Rodriguez Maza, Mahmoud Nafe, Atif Shamim

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Abstract

Energy harvesting from ambient RF signals is feasible, particularly from the GSM bands such as 900MHz, 1800MHz and the 3G band at 2.1GHz. This requires a wideband receive antenna which can cover all these bands with decent gain performance and an omnidirectional radiation pattern. In this work, a novel Cantor fractal antenna has been designed which fulfills the above mentioned performance requirements. Antenna has been realized through a combination of 3D inkjet printing of plastic substrate and 2D inkjet printing of metallic nanoparticles based ink. The stable impedance and radiation performance of the antenna over a bandwidth of 0.8GHz to 2.2GHz (93 %) shows the feasibility of its employment in wide band energy harvesting applications.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages489-491
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9788890701870
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 7 2017

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