Hayder Almizan, Marwah Haleem Jwair, Yahiea Al Naiemy, Zaid A. Abdul Hassain, Lajos Nagy and Taha A. Elwi
Novel Metasurface based Microstrip Antenna Design for Gain Enhancement RF Harvesting
This paper presents an enhancement in radio frequency (RF) harvesting for conventional patch antenna using a metasurface layer (MSL). The key point behind such enhancement is inspired by Friis’ equation which states; increasing the antenna gain leads to an increase in the received power. To achieve this goal, a MSL consists of 5×5-unit cells of a modified Jerusalem cross are proposed. The proposed MSL provides gain enhancement of about 10 dBi while the gain of the patch antenna is about 1 dBi. The proposed MSL is fabricated, compacted to the antenna and experimentally characterized. The empirical results indict an excellent agreement with the numerical results in terms of |S11| and radiation patterns. In addition, a set of RF harvesting measurements are made for patch antenna with and without the MSL. The comparison between measurements shows a significant enhancement in the output voltage when the MSL is involved.
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Hayder Almizan, Marwah Haleem Jwair, Yahiea Al Naiemy, Zaid A. Abdul Hassain, Lajos Nagy and Taha A. Elwi, "Novel Metasurface based Microstrip Antenna Design for Gain Enhancement RF Harvesting", Infocommunications Journal, Vol. XV, No 1, March 2023, pp. 2-8., https://doi.org/10.36244/ICJ.2023.1.1