Integration of Microstrip Patch Antenna with Polycrystalline Silicon Solar Cell

TitleIntegration of Microstrip Patch Antenna with Polycrystalline Silicon Solar Cell
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsShynu, SV, Roo Ons, MJ, McEvoy, P, Ammann, MJ, McCormack, S, Norton, B
Journal TitleIEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation
Volume57
Issue12
Pagination3969-3972
Journal Date12/2009
ISSN Number0018-926X
Abstract

The implementation of a polycrystalline silicon solar cell as a microwave groundplane in a low-profile, reduced-footprint microstrip patch antenna design for autonomous communication applications is reported. The effects on the antenna / solar performances due to the integration, different electrical conductivities in the silicon layer and variation in incident light intensity are investigated. The antenna sensitivity to the orientation of the anisotropic solar cell geometry is discussed.

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DOI10.1109/TAP.2009.2026438
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