Evaluation of a low-cost inkjet printed slot antenna for energy harvesting applications

A. Shastri, S. Jun, B. Sanz-Izquierdo, H. Aldawas, Q. Ahmed, M. Sobhy

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Abstract

This paper deals with the functionality of an inkjet printed slot antenna for radio frequency (RF) energy harvesting application. The antenna is printed on a paper substrate using an off the shelf inkjet printer with cartridges containing nano particle silver ink. The RF performance of the printed antenna is assessed, and compared with another antenna fabricated using conventional etching methods. The reflection coefficient characteristics of the two antennas are very similar. A Power Cast radio frequency (RF) power transfer and energy harvesting system is employed for the final evaluation of the antennas. The inkjet printed antenna is able to harvest a good amount of RF power, though less than the equivalent copper etched antenna on Mylar substrate. The antennas operate at the 915MHz UHF ISM band. Finite-difference-time-domain simulations compare well with test results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509007820
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference - Burleigh Court International Conference Centre, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Nov 201615 Nov 2016
https://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/meme/events/archive/lapc-2016.html

Conference

Conference2016 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference
Abbreviated titleLAPC 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLoughborough
Period14/11/1615/11/16
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Slot antennas
Energy harvesting
Microstrip antennas
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Antennas
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radio frequencies
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cartridges
Mylar (trademark)
printers
inks
Copper
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Shastri, A., Jun, S., Sanz-Izquierdo, B., Aldawas, H., Ahmed, Q., & Sobhy, M. (2017). Evaluation of a low-cost inkjet printed slot antenna for energy harvesting applications. In 2016 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2016 [7807593] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/LAPC.2016.7807593
Shastri, A. ; Jun, S. ; Sanz-Izquierdo, B. ; Aldawas, H. ; Ahmed, Q. ; Sobhy, M. / Evaluation of a low-cost inkjet printed slot antenna for energy harvesting applications. 2016 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017.
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Evaluation of a low-cost inkjet printed slot antenna for energy harvesting applications. / Shastri, A.; Jun, S.; Sanz-Izquierdo, B.; Aldawas, H.; Ahmed, Q.; Sobhy, M.

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