Smart RF Energy Harvesting Communications: Challenges and Opportunities

Mishra, D and De, S and Jana, Soumya and Basagni, S and Chowdhury, K and Heinzelman, W (2015) Smart RF Energy Harvesting Communications: Challenges and Opportunities. IEEE Communications Magazine, 53 (4). pp. 70-78. ISSN 0163-6804

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RF energy harvesting (RFH) is emerging as a potential method for the proactive energy replenishment of next generation wireless networks. Unlike other harvesting techniques that depend on the environment, RFH can be predictable or on demand, and as such it is better suited for supporting quality-of-service-based applications. However, RFH efficiency is scarce due to low RF-to-DC conversion efficiency and receiver sensitivity. In this article, we identify the novel communication techniques that enable and enhance the usefulness of RFH. Backed by some experimental observations on RFH and the current state of the art, we discuss the challenges in the actual feasibility of RFH communications, new research directions, and the obstacles to their practical implementation.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Wireless Power Transfer; Information
Subjects: Others > Engineering technology
Others > Telecommunication
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
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Date Deposited: 27 May 2015 08:26
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