Compact Dual-Band Metamaterial-Based High-Efficiency Rectenna Academic Article uri icon


  • A compact composite right/left-handed (CRLH)-based dualband rectenna is proposed for electromagnetic (EM) energy harvesting at the operating frequencies of Wi-Fi (2.5 GHz) and Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) (3.6 GHz) bands. The rectenna consists of a dual-band antenna and dual-band rectifier. The antenna is realized in a microstrip topology using a balanced CRLH transmission line (TL) with an open termination. It measures 0.36 # 0.2 # 0.00049 mo (mo is the free-space guided wavelength) at 2.5 GHz and operates at 2.5 and 3.6 GHz, with an operating bandwidth of 4.75 and 3.3%, respectively, and a peak gain of 2.6 decibels relative to isotropic (dBi) at 2.5 GHz and 1.6 dBi at 3.6 GHz. The dual-band rectifier is designed using a novel CRLH-based microstrip topology composed of microstrip lines and lumped components. The overall rectifier volume is 0.3 # 0.2 # 0.0005 mo at 2.5 GHz. The measured radio-frequency (RF)?dc conversion efficiency is more than 59% at 2.5 GHz and 41% at 3.6 GHz, for an input power of 2 dB milliwatts (dBm) in both cases.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine

author list (cited authors)

  • Chandrasekaran, K. T., Agarwal, K., muddin, N., Alphones, A., Mittra, R., & Karim, M. F.

citation count

  • 35

complete list of authors

  • Chandrasekaran, Karthik T||Agarwal, Kush||muddin, Nasi||Alphones, Arokiaswami||Mittra, Raj||Karim, Muhammad Faeyz

publication date

  • June 2020