A transparent meshed solar monopole antenna for UWB applications


Conference Paper

© 2014 European Association on Antennas and Propagation. This paper demonstrates the integration of a transparent meshed circular monopole antenna with a polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) solar cell operating as an RF ground plane in addition to its photovoltaic function. While the meshed circular monopole with the feed line printed on a clear acrylic substrate placed upon the poly-Si solar cell offers an optical transparency of 91%, it is demonstrated that the meshed transparent monopole proposes similar radiation characteristics in comparison with its conventional solid counterpart and operates across a measured frequency band of 2.33-10.8 GHz covering UWB applications with an average broadband gain of 4.1 dBi. The proposed meshed solar monopole antenna generates a DC power output of 65.5 mW and operates with a measured adequate solar efficiency of 13.1%.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yurduseven, O; Smith, D; Elsdon, M

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

  • 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Eucap 2014

Start / End Page

  • 2145 - 2149

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9788890701849

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/EuCAP.2014.6902233

Citation Source

  • Scopus