Circularly Polarized Solar Antenna for Airborne Communication Nodes

TitleCircularly Polarized Solar Antenna for Airborne Communication Nodes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsO’Conchubhair, O, Narbudowicz, A, McEvoy, P, Ammann, MJ
Journal TitleElectronics Letters
Volume51
Issue9
Pagination667 - 669
Journal Date04/2015
Abstract

A circularly polarized solar cell antenna consisting of four sequentially rotated printed inverted-F antennas is proposed. Four multicrystalline silicon solar cells act as the ground plane and the antenna is suitable for low power airborne communication nodes and wireless sensor networks. The antenna design was developed to allow 100% insolation of the cells when directly facing a light source. The low-profile antenna minimises shadowing of the solar cell for oblique angle insolation.

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URLhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7095700
DOI10.1049/el.2015.0201
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