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Electrical and electronic engineering
Dye-sensitised solar cells are proposed as a solarantenna in the form of a proof-of-concept dipole operating at 1.1 GHz. Comprised of glass plates in basic rectangular shapes, various material properties are considered for impact on antenna performance at three phases of assembly. Simulated and empirical analyses indicate how such low-cost solar cells can also realise viable concurrent antenna designs.
O'Conchubhair, O., McEvoy, P., Ammann, M. (2017). Dye-sensitised solar cell antenna. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol.16, pp.352 - 355. doi:10.1109/LAWP.2016.2576687