A Microstrip Printed Dipole Solar Antenna using Polycrystalline Silicon Solar Cells

TitleA Microstrip Printed Dipole Solar Antenna using Polycrystalline Silicon Solar Cells
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsShynu, SV, Roo Ons, MJ, Ruvio, G, Ammann, MJ, McCormack, S, Norton, B
Conference NameIEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
PaginationSession 123, Paper 4
Conference Start Date05/07/2008
PublisherInstitute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers
Conference LocationSan Diego, CA, USA
Abstract

A novel printed dipole solar antenna design with an integrated balun is proposed for the first time with high efficiency polycrystalline silicon solar cells. The optimum orientation of the silver DC bus bars of the solar cell is determined in order to achieve best antenna performance. Good solar antenna performance similar to that of ordinary printed dipoles with PEC reflectors is achieved.

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