Title: Design and fabrication of a new circularly polarised 2 × 3 antenna array for rectenna system

Authors: Mohamed Adel Sennouni; Jamal Zbitou; Benaissa Abboud; Abdelwahed Tribak; Hamid Bennis; Mohamed Latrach

Addresses: LITEN Laboratory, FSTS, Hassan the 1st University, Settat, Morocco ' LMEET Laboratory, FSTS, Hassan the 1st University, Settat, Morocco ' LITEN Laboratory, FSTS, Hassan the 1st University, Settat, Morocco ' National Institute of Post and Telecommunication (INPT), 2, av ALLal EL Fassi, Madinat AL Irfane, Rabat, Morocco ' LMEET Laboratory, FSTS, Hassan the 1st University, Settat, Morocco ' RF & Hyper Group ESEO, 10 Boulevard Jean Jeanneteau, 49100 Angers, France

Abstract: Microwave power transmission (MPT) is an alternative energy solution to supply power to the electrical and electronics equipment without a wired connection. This paper presents an antenna array design which is the crucial part in a rectenna (rectifier + antenna) system. The developed design consists of a new 2 × 3 antenna array having an operating frequency at 2.45 GHz ISM band with inclined slots at the centre of each antenna element to improve the circular polarisation and V-shaped slots to enhance the bandwidth around the operating frequency. The proposed design has an overall size of 26.18 × 11.86 cm², and provides a high directivity of 9.14 dBi. Also, it occurs an enhanced radiation efficiency of about 98%. Simulation and measurement results are in good agreement which make this antenna very suitable for MPT applications.

Keywords: microwave power transmission; MPT; rectennas; antenna arrays; circular polarisation; ISM band; antenna array design; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESMS.2017.083227

International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation, 2017 Vol.9 No.2, pp.86 - 95

Received: 12 Nov 2015
Accepted: 20 Mar 2016

Published online: 06 Mar 2017 *

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