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Flexible Patch Rectennas for Wireless Actuation of Cellulose Electro-active Paper Actuator
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Flexible Patch Rectennas for Wireless Actuation of Cellulose Electro-active Paper Actuator
Yang, Sang-Yeol; Kim, Jae-Hwan; Song, Kyo-D.;
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This paper reports a flexible patch rectenna for wireless actuation of cellulose electro-active paper actuator (EAPap). The patch rectenna consists of rectifying circuit layer and ground layer, which converts microwave to dc power so as to wirelessly supply the power to the actuator. Patch rectennas are designed with different slot length at the ground layer. The fabricated devices are characterized depending on different substrates and polarization angles. The EAPap integrated with the patch rectenna is actuated by the microwave power. Detailed fabrication, characterization and demonstration of the integrated rectenna-EAPap actuator are explained.
Microwave power transmission;Patch rectenna;Flexible substrate;Wireless actuation;Electro-active paper;
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