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Radio frequency power transfer for wireless sensors in indoor applications

Issam Chaour, Ahmed Fakhfakh and Olfa Kanoun

Abstract

Radio frequency (RF) energy transmission and harvesting techniques have recently become interesting alternative methods to support the new generation of wireless sensor network (WSN). This developing technology enables proactive energy replenishment for wireless control and monitoring applications.With RF power transfer long distances can be overbridged. It is possible to harvest energy from ambient RF energy sources and to convert it into usable electrical form. This chapter presents an investigation of the feasibility of the use of RF energy transfer to overcome the lack of different power sources.

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