Billions of wireless sensing devices must be powered for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Collecting energy from ambient RF spectrum to power sensor nodes is one of the possible solutions. In this work, we present an antenna for RF energy harvesting applications which operates at multiple bands and has been realized through additive manufacturing (combination of 3D and screen printing) on a package, thus optimizing the space and cost requirements. The antenna design utilizes the cantor fractal approach which enables it to operate at three frequencies (GSM900, GSM1800 and 3G at 2100MHz) simultaneously. Decent gain, triple-band performance, lower cost and compact size makes this antenna a promising candidate for ambient RF energy harvesting applications.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||2019 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|State||Published - 2019|