Novel Energy Harvesting Antenna Design Using a Parasitic Radiator
A novel energy harvesting antenna for various wireless transceivers is proposed. This antenna is composed of two parts, the main and the parasitic radiator. The main radiator has the same role as a general element antenna, i.e., to transmit and receive the RF signal. The parasitic radiator is used to gather the RF power from the main radiators, which mostly do not contribute the main radiator's electrical performance. Thus, the authors can generate DC power using the dissipated RF energy that is radiated from the main radiator.