Lecture on Feb 14, 2017 at Hokkaido University


Sensitive Ambient RF Energy harvesting Using Rectenna


Negin Shariati Moghadam, Dr., Lecturer
School of Computing and Communications
University of Technology Sydney


Feb 14, 2017 (Tue), 13:00-14:30


Hokkaido University IST Building 11F 11-17


Radio Frequency (RF) energy harvesting has experienced a rapid development in recent years due to the increasing number of RF transmitter sources producing an abundant ambient microwave energy waste. Furthermore, the development of wireless power transmission (WPT) technologies has triggered impetus for RF energy harvesting. Hence, RF energy scavenging is a promising solution as it has the potential to provide a sustainable energy source to meet upcoming demands. Efficient ambient RF energy scavenging is a very challenging issue, as it deals with the low RF power levels available in the environment. The scavengeable power levels are generally unknown and can vary unpredictably; therefore sparking research interest to develop highly sensitive RF energy scavengers to capture ambient RF signals over a range of low input power levels. Her research focuses on a real life RF energy scavenging approach to generate electrical power in urban environments. During my PhD, I developed highly sensitive and efficient ambient RF energy scavenging system and method to harvest a broad range of very low level ambient RF power.


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