Powering Wireless Sensor Nodes using Ambient RF Energy

@article{Bhalerao2006PoweringWS,
  title={Powering Wireless Sensor Nodes using Ambient RF Energy},
  author={Shantanu A. Bhalerao and Abhishek V. Chaudhary and Raghavendra B. Deshmukh and Rajendra M. Patrikar},
  journal={2006 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics},
  year={2006},
  volume={4},
  pages={2695-2700}
}
Wireless sensor networks are being deployed in various scenarios for environment monitoring. Sensor nodes operating on batteries have fixed lifetime. Various means of energy scavenging are being explored to achieve an autonomous, self-powered sensor node. In this paper, we propose a system for conversion of ambient RF energy to electrical energy that can be used to power the sensor nodes. The system consists of a 4times4 antenna array followed by a diode detector section, a DC combining section… CONTINUE READING

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