Novel radio frequency energy harvesting model
Energy and Environment, both are the main concern for every researcher allover the world. Alternative energy sources that are environmental friendly became the challenge to satisfy world needs. Oil and Gas are no more the main source of Energy, consequently the demand of an everlasting cheap source of energy that is environmental friendly, is the main goal recently. During the last decade, power consumption has decreased opening the field for energy harvesting to become a real time solution for providing different sources of electrical power. Energy Harvesting is a new technology that is going to make a revolution in the coming decade. Energy Harvesting is a technique to provide alternative sources of energy that are environmental friendly and low in cost. Future applications need wireless devices to operate for longer durations away from centralized power sources or the amount of power that can be supplied to these wireless devices to be increased. Currently, many technologies have been developed that attempt to overcome the limitations imposed on wireless devices. Radio Frequency Energy Harvesting is one of these types of energy harvesting that is able to convert Radio Frequency waves from ambient air to electrical energy. This paper presents a model for harvesting radio frequency energy waves. The presented model is directed towards different applications and targeting mainly Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) applications, where it works on frequencies in the range of 2.1 - 2.45 GHz. The recommended model faces size and efficiency problems presenting a very small radio frequency energy-harvesting model that can be implemented easily inside Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) applications. A final model for Radio Frequency Energy Harvesting is proposed based on different types of simulations and experiments. © 2012 IEEE.