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dc.contributor.advisorJenn, David C.
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Chung-Huan
dc.dateSep-12
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-14T00:02:37Z
dc.date.available2012-11-14T00:02:37Z
dc.date.issued2012-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/17380
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is an exploration of microwave wireless power transmission (WPT) for micro-air vehicles (MAVs). WPT, converting radio frequency (rf) power into usable direct current (dc) power, can be implemented with a rectifying antenna, or rectenna. The emphasis of this thesis is on the simulation of rectenna efficiency and measurement of experimental hardware. In this thesis, power reflection in the rectifier matching circuit was investigated by a series of simulations using Agilent Advanced Design System (ADS). Tuning elements were added and adjusted in order to optimize the efficiency. A maximum efficiency of 57 per cent was obtained at 10 gigahertz (GHz) with 200 mW input to the rectenna. A full-wave rectenna was built and hardware experiments were conducted to measure the efficiency of the WPT and characterize the behavior of the circuit. The design is optimized for an input power of 200 mW but, because of hardware limitations, only low-input power levels (about 1 mW) could be tested. A comparison of measurement and simulation results is given, and possible reasons for the differences are discussed.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/designnddevelopm1094517380
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleDesign and Development of Wireless Power Transmission for Unmanned Air Vehiclesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRomero, Ric
dc.contributor.departmentElectronic Warfare Systems Engineering
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering
dc.subject.authorWireless Power Transmissionen_US
dc.subject.authorFull-wave rectennaen_US
dc.subject.authorSchottky Diodeen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, Taiwan (Republic of China) Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Electronic Warfare Systems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Electrical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineElectronic Warfare Systems Engineering And Master Of Science In Electrical Engineeringen_US


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