Faculté des sciences

Integrated solar panel antennas

Vaccaro, S. ; Torres, P. ; Mosig, J. R. ; Shah, Arvind ; Zürcher,, J.-F. ; Skrivervik, A. K. ; Gardiol, F. ; de Maagt, P. ; Gerlach, L.

In: Electronics Letters, 2000, vol. 36, no. 5, p. 390-391

A new antenna which combines solar cells and printed patches is presented. The antenna is designed so as to accommodate the solar cells that provide power to an MMIC amplifier. A 2×4 array is presented, which operates at the frequency of 3.76 GHz and has a bandwidth of 16% and gain up to 30 dBi (active). Plus

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    Summary
    A new antenna which combines solar cells and printed patches is presented. The antenna is designed so as to accommodate the solar cells that provide power to an MMIC amplifier. A 2×4 array is presented, which operates at the frequency of 3.76 GHz and has a bandwidth of 16% and gain up to 30 dBi (active).