WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER USING MICROSTRIP ANTENNA
- 1 Medical Implant Technology Group (MediTEG), IJN-UTM Cardiovascular Engineering Center, Material Manufacturing Research Alliance (MMRA), Department of Biotechnology and Medical Engineering, Faculty of Biosciences and Medical Engineering (FBME), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia
- 2 Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE), Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
This study presents a concept on wireless energy transmission using microstrip antenna pairs. Microstrip antenna is chosen in its implementation in wireless energy transfer application primarily due to its characteristics: Its ease of analysis, fabrication and their attractive radiation characteristics. The outcome of this research is the fabrication of two microstrip antennas with resonant frequency of 1.94 GHz and 2.5 GHz respectively. The performance and the power gain for each of microstrip antennas which act as the transmitter and receiver respectively were evaluated within certain distance. The limitations of the experiment as well as the possible solutions in increasing system efficiency are being discussed. Experiment shows that the microstrip antenna with a lower resonant frequency performs better in long distance wireless energy transmission.
Copyright: © 2014 Leong Kah Meng, Tan Tian Swee, Lum Kin Yun and Johari Kassim. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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- Microstrip Antenna
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