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A Novel Design of Circularly Polarized Aperture-Coupled Antenna with Harmonic Rejection for Rectenna Application

Sharif Ahmed(1*), Zahriladha Zakaria(2), Mohd Nor Husain(3), Ammar Alhegazi(4)

(1) Centre for Telecommunication Research and Innovation (CeTRI), Faculty of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Malaysia
(2) Centre for Telecommunication Research and Innovation (CeTRI), Faculty of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Malaysia
(3) Centre for Telecommunication Research and Innovation (CeTRI), Faculty of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Malaysia
(4) Centre for Telecommunication Research and Innovation (CeTRI), Faculty of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Malaysia
(*) Corresponding author


DOI: https://doi.org/10.15866/irecap.v8i4.12805

Abstract


This paper presents a novel design of stacked antenna that operates at 2.45 GHz. The proposed antenna applies a new aperture coupling slot of right triangle which is fed by a single microstrip line and coupled to the radiated patch etched on the top substrate. The two layers of a low-cost FR-4 substrate with relative permittivity of εr= 4.4 are separated by an air gap to enhance the antenna gain to >7 dB. The proposed antenna with right triangular aperture coupling slot has achieved high order harmonic rejection at 4.5 GHz and 6.6 GHz, and circular polarization with an axial bandwidth of 40.8%. Experimentally, the measurement results show a good agreement with the simulated ones, which makes this antenna a good candidate for rectenna applications.
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Keywords


Antenna; Aperture Coupling; Circular Polarization; Harmonic Rejection; Single-Feed

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