Additively Manufactured Triple-Band Fractal Antenna-on-Package for Ambient RF Energy Harvesting

Azamat Bakytbekov, Atif Shamim

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
StatePublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: Authors would like to acknowledge KAUST Sensor Initiative (OSR-2015-Sensors-2700) for financial support.


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