3 years ago

Harvesting the Energy of Multi-Polarized Electromagnetic Waves

Thamer S. Almoneef, Omar M. Ramahi, Faruk Erkmen
We present the idea and design of a dual polarized metasurface for electromagnetic energy harvesting. A 4 × 4 super cell with alternating vias between adjacent cells was designed to allow for capturing the energy from various incident angles at an operating frequency of 2.4 GHz. The collected energy is then channeled to a feeding network that collects the AC power and feeds it to a rectification circuitry. The simulation results yielded a radiation to AC and an AC to DC conversion efficiencies of around 90% and 80%, respectively. As a proof of concept, an array consisting of 9 super cells was fabricated and measured. The experimental results show that the proposed energy harvester is capable of capturing up to 70% of the energy from a planewave having various polarizations and converting it to usable DC power.

Publisher URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-15298-5

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-15298-5

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