Gallery: High-Tech Antenna Harvests Electromagnetic Energy From Thin Ai...


The air around us is filled with waves of electromagnetic energy produced by telecommunication networks, satellite navigation systems, radio antennas, and mobile phone networks. Now a team from Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering has developed a new device that is capable of harnessing this ambient energy and using it to power wireless sensors, computer processors, and other electronic devices. Lead researcher Manos Tentzeris and his team have used inkjet printers to create “energy-snaring” sensors and antennas on paper and flexible polymers.

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  1. Sujoy Das October 9, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    its great

  2. messiahan January 11, 2012 at 8:26 am

    sir, by using this ultra wide band antenna how much energy your team would be able to capture?? are you using rectenna??

  3. caeman July 12, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Remember the old AM crystal radio kits? Same concept.

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