Emitter-Wrap-Through Photovoltaic Dipole Antenna with Solar Concentrator

TitleEmitter-Wrap-Through Photovoltaic Dipole Antenna with Solar Concentrator
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsRoo Ons, MJ, Shynu, SV, Ammann, MJ, McCormack, S, Norton, B
Journal TitleElectronics Letters
Volume45
Issue5
Pagination241-243
Journal Date02/2009
Abstract

A novel photovoltaic dipole antenna employing a solar concentrator as a reflector is proposed. Four identical emitter-wrap-through rear contact solar cells connected in series as a folded dipole are simultaneously used for power generation and as the antenna radiating element, which is located in the focal line of a parabolic solar concentrator. The parabolic structure acts as a solar concentrator for the photovoltaic cells as well as a reflector for the folded dipole antenna. Full-wave electromagnetic simulation with supportive experimental work validates this design. The measured fractional impedance bandwidth and gain were 21% and 11.1 dBi, respectively. The antenna/solar arrangement provide a power output of 73.7 mW for an irradiance of 1000 Wm^-2.

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URLhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?tp=&arnumber=4796341
DOI10.1049/el:20093617
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