Rectenna Systems for Power Scavenging

Period of Performance: 05/14/2004 - 11/14/2004

$70K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Gemsys, Inc.
5202-2 N. Richmond Hill Road
Stillwater, OK 74075
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Continued advancements in wireless technology have led to an environment that is increasingly littered with stray radio frequency energy. The utility of a system that is capable of reclaiming this stray energy for future use is unlimited. We propose the use of a genetically engineered antenna/rectifier (rectenna) system to capture the available stray energy and transform it into a form suitable to battery charging. The final product of the proposed research will be a cost effective low profile rectenna system that is specifically designed to take advantage of the RF energy sources available in the Navy fleet.