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The present letter describes the design of an energy harvesting circuit on a one-sided directional flexible planar antenna. The circuit is composed of a flexible antenna with an impedance matching circuit, a resonant circuit, and a booster circuit for converting and boosting radio frequency power into a dc voltage. The proposed one-sided directional flexible antenna has a bottom floating metal layer that enables one-sided radiation and easy connection of the booster circuit to the metal layer. The simulated output dc voltage is 2.89 V for an input of 100 mV and a 50 Ω power source at 900 MHz, and power efficiency is 58.7% for 1.0 × 107 Ω load resistance.
Date of Publication: March 2013