In this lecture of the Wireless Without Batteries series, we discuss the basics of modeling antennas in circuits –both in transmit mode and receive mode. Below is a reading list corresponding to the material.
Paper: C.R. Valenta, G.D. Durgin. “Survey of Energy-harvester Conversion Efficiency in Far-field, Wireless Power Transfer Systems.” IEEE Microwave Magazine. vol 14, no 4, June 2014. 10 pages.
Reading: WWB Notes on Antennas in Circuits
Here is a “stealth” electromagnetic design problem. Hint: The problem isn’t that hard if you view the system as a cascade of TEM transmission lines rather than dielectric slabs. A Smith chart might help.
Ever had trouble navigating the Byzantine nomenclature for RF frequency bands used by engineers? I though I would post a link to this helpful chart, which my students have found helpful in the past. Download the following RF band chart.