A Parametric Study on Dual-Band Meander Line Monopole Antenna For RF Energy Harvesting

Zakaria, Z and Zainuddin, N. A and Abd Aziz, M. Z. A and Husain , M. N and Mutalib, M. A (2013) A Parametric Study on Dual-Band Meander Line Monopole Antenna For RF Energy Harvesting. In: Proceeding of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on RFID Technologies and Applications, 4 - 5 September 2013, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.


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This paper studies the dual-band monopole antenna based on meander line structure for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) band applications, which is also has the potential to be used for RF energy harvesting. A meander line antenna with a conductor line is investigated during the design using the Computer Simulation Tool (CST) software. The antenna is fabricated on a double-sided FR-4 printed circuit board using an etching technique. The comparison between simulation and measurement results for the return loss and radiation patterns are observed and are in good agreement. A bandwidth of 97 MHz and return loss of -19.29 dB is obtained at the first frequency band, i,e. 915 MHz, while a bandwidth of 46.2 MHz with a return loss of -16.27 dB are obtained at the second frequency band, i.e. 1800 MHz. This study is an early investigation in designing the RF energy harvesting to support green technology and sustainable development particularly for Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) as well as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) applications.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Electronics and Computer Engineering > Department of Telecommunication Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2014 07:48
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:19
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/11727
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