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American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 2014, 2(3), 67-71
DOI: 10.12691/ajeee-2-3-2
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Disc Monopole Antenna with Ring Patches and Meandered Feeder for Radio Frequency Energy Harvesting

Nada N. Tawfeeq1 and Kaydar M. Quboa2,

1Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Tikrit, College of Engineering, Salah Al-Din, Iraq

2Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Mosul, College of Engineering, Mosul, Iraq

Pub. Date: March 22, 2014

Cite this paper:
Nada N. Tawfeeq and Kaydar M. Quboa. Disc Monopole Antenna with Ring Patches and Meandered Feeder for Radio Frequency Energy Harvesting. American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 2014; 2(3):67-71. doi: 10.12691/ajeee-2-3-2


In this paper, a new wideband antenna with meandered feed line is presented which can be used in radio frequency (RF) energy harvesting. The proposed antenna is designed on 36 by 56.5 mm2 FR4 board with thickness of 1.6 mm and dielectric permittivity constant and tangent loss of 4.3 and 0.025, respectively. It consists of circular disc antenna, two ring patches and three rectangular slots on the ground plane as well as a meandered feed line. Although any RF signal could be useful from energy harvesting point of view, the proposed antenna shows a wideband frequency range from 1.59 to 6.62 GHz and 7.44 GHz to 8 GHz in reference to -10dB return loss or better for wideband applications.

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