Aperture Illumination Designs for Microwave Wireless Power Transmission With Constraints on Edge Tapers Using Bezier Curves

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Original languageEnglish
Article number8558547
Pages (from-to)1380-1385
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number2
Online published4 Dec 2018
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019


A new method is proposed for the antenna aperture illumination design on microwave wireless power transmission. Bezier curves are used to describe the aperture amplitude distributions. By optimizing the coordinates of the associated Bezier points, an aperture distribution yielding the maximum beam collection efficiency (BCE) can be achieved. Moreover, edge tapers can be easily controlled by the Bezier curves. The proposed method shows its effectiveness from carrying out, extensive numerical experiments on different Fresnel parameters as well as edge taper constraints. Results show that larger aperture power coefficients obtain with a little sacrifice of BCEs when larger edge taper constraints are considered. Besides, the peak lobe irradiated outside the rectenna can be suppressed as well.

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  • Aperture illumination, aperture power coefficient (APC), beam collection efficiency (BCE), Bezier curve, Microwave wireless power transmission (MWPT), space solar power satellites (SSPSs), wireless power transmission

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