Simultaneous wireless information and power transfer in modern communication systems

  title={Simultaneous wireless information and power transfer in modern communication systems},
  author={Ioannis Krikidis and Stelios Timotheou and Symeon Nikolaou and Gan Zheng and Derrick Wing Kwan Ng and Robert Schober},
  journal={IEEE Communications Magazine},
Energy harvesting for wireless communication networks is a new paradigm that allows terminals to recharge their batteries from external energy sources in the surrounding environment. A promising energy harvesting technology is wireless power transfer where terminals harvest energy from electromagnetic radiation. Thereby, the energy may be harvested opportunistically from ambient electromagnetic sources or from sources that intentionally transmit electromagnetic energy for energy harvesting… 

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