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Design of a Five-Band Dual-Port Rectenna for RF Energy Harvesting

Surajo Muhammad1,*, Jun Jiat Tiang1, Sew Kin Wong1, Jamel Nebhen2, Amjad Iqbal1

1 Centre for Wireless Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, 63100, Malaysia
2 College of Computer Science and Engineering, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, 11942, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding Author: Surajo Muhammad. Email: email

(This article belongs to the Special Issue: Advances in 5G Antenna Designs and Systems)

Computers, Materials & Continua 2021, 69(1), 487-501.


This paper proposed the design of a dual-port rectifier with multi-frequency operations. The RF rectifier is achieved using a combination of L-section inductive impedance matching network (IMN) at Port-1 with a multiple stubs impedance transformer at Port-2. The fabricated prototype can harvest RF signal from GSM/900, GSM/1800, UMTS/2100, Wi-Fi/2.45 and LTE/2600 frequency bands at (0.94, 1.80, 2.10, 2.46, and 2.63 GHz), respectively. The rectifier occupies a small portion of a PCB board at 0.20 λg × 0.15 λg. The proposed circuit realized a measured peak RF-to-dc (radio frequency direct current) power conversion efficiency (PCE) of (21%, 22.76%, 25.33%, 21.57%, and 22.14%) for an input power of −20 dBm. The RF harvester attains a measured peak RF-to-dc PCE of 72.70% and an output dc voltage of 154 mV for an input power of 3 dBm at 2.46 GHz. Measurement of the proposed rectifier in the ambiance gives a peak dc output voltage of 376.1 mV from the five signal tones. Similarly, a low-powered bq25504-674 evaluation module (EVM) is integrated with the rectifier. The module boost and drive the rectifier output dc voltage to 945 mV. The performance of the proposed rectifier in the ambiance environment makes it a suitable module for low-powered RF applications.


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APA Style
Muhammad, S., Tiang, J.J., Wong, S.K., Nebhen, J., Iqbal, A. (2021). Design of a five-band dual-port rectenna for RF energy harvesting. Computers, Materials & Continua, 69(1), 487-501.
Vancouver Style
Muhammad S, Tiang JJ, Wong SK, Nebhen J, Iqbal A. Design of a five-band dual-port rectenna for RF energy harvesting. Comput Mater Contin. 2021;69(1):487-501
IEEE Style
S. Muhammad, J.J. Tiang, S.K. Wong, J. Nebhen, and A. Iqbal "Design of a Five-Band Dual-Port Rectenna for RF Energy Harvesting," Comput. Mater. Contin., vol. 69, no. 1, pp. 487-501. 2021.


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