A meshed multiband solar patch array antenna


Conference Paper

In this paper, a meshed multiband solar patch array antenna, consisting of a polycrystalline silicon solar panel working as a ground plane whilst generating a DC power output of 1.48 W as a result of the photovoltaic effect with a measured solar efficiency of 14.95%, is proposed for GSM 900/1800/1900, UMTS 1900, 3.5 GHz band WiMAX and C-band applications. The proposed solar patch array antenna introduces a further potential of solar cells to be effectively used as embedded elements within communication systems, raising the awareness of solar energy and offering a practical solution to the requirement for the incorporation of solar cells/panels with microwave antennas within solar powered autonomous communication systems suffering from increasing dimensions due to the separate involvement of solar panels and microwave antennas. © 2012 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yurduseven, O; Smith, D; Pearsall, N; Forbes, I; Johnston, D

Published Date

  • December 1, 2012

Published In

  • Lapc 2012 2012 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781467322195

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/LAPC.2012.6403083

Citation Source

  • Scopus