Microwave Seminar on Wearable Rectenna Design for Energy Harvesting

Date and time: 8th Dec. 2021, Thursday, 15:00 to 16:00pm

Speaker: Chen, Zhensheng

Title: Wearable Rectenna Design for Energy Harvesting.

Abstract: Considering the cost, user experience, reliability, availability, functionality, stability, safety, etc., up to now, most of designed wearable rectennas (rectifying antennas) are made of well-constructed rigid substrates of small sizes. The small sizes strictly confine the antennas and the rectifiers. This stringent space availability results in a low energy harvesting efficiency, since the gain and the aperture efficiency of the antenna are essentially related to its physical dimensions. In this seminar, I will present our recent work that aims to design a robust aperture coupled wearable rectenna. This design considers the above-mentioned restrictions in wearable applications, while taking the advantage of the space availability for textile antennas.

Speaker bio: Zhensheng Chen (Ph.D. Researcher) WaveCore, KU LEUVEN. Hewas born in Fujian, China. He received the B.E. degree and the M.Sc. degree (Hons.) in communication engineering from Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China, in 2015, and 2018, respectively. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree at KU Leuven, Belgium. His current research interests include wearable antennas, rectifying antennas, wireless power transfer, and RF energy harvesting.