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Synthesis of Antennas for Active Glazing Unit with Photovoltaic Modules

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Department of Electronic and Telecommunications Systems, Rzeszów University of Technology, ul. Wincentego Pola 2, 35-959 Rzeszów, Poland
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Talkin’ Things, Al. Wilanowska 317, 02-665 Warsaw, Poland
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ALURON Sp. z o.o., ul. Okólna 10, 42-400 Zawiercie, Poland
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Academic Editors: Pedro Dinis Gaspar, Pedro Dinho da Silva and Luís C. Pires
Energies 2021, 14(20), 6632; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14206632
Received: 6 September 2021 / Revised: 6 October 2021 / Accepted: 10 October 2021 / Published: 14 October 2021
(This article belongs to the Topic Solar Thermal Energy and Photovoltaic Systems)
The problem considered in the paper concerns the synthesis process of antennas for autonomous semi-passive RFID transponder/sensors dedicated to active glazing units. Glazing units are frequently used in modern multi-storey buildings to create amazing facades. When they are integrated with photovoltaic (PV) modules, active units are obtained. It is desirable, mainly for economic reasons and in order to ensure the high efficiency of a micro-photovoltaic power plant, that active glazing units are equipped with a system for monitoring their operating parameters. In connection with this, design problems occur that fall within the fields of sensor technology and radio communications. The main purpose of the presented study was to prepare appropriate input data for design tools used in the synthesis of antenna systems in the UHF band. Many important issues are considered including: proximity to structural elements of the building facade and PV cells, which disturbs the shape of the radiation pattern and affects the impedance parameters of the antenna system; the need to ensure easy integration of the RFID sensor and the specified object, without significant interference in the production of glazing units; appropriate shaping of the radiation pattern in order to enable reading and writing of the RFID tag from both inside and outside the building; impedance matching to the selected RFID chip in the broadest possible frequency range, etc. View Full-Text
Keywords: RFID technology; UHF antenna; UHF RFID transponder; RFID sensor; active glazing unit; photovoltaic module; PV glazing set; PV power plant monitoring RFID technology; UHF antenna; UHF RFID transponder; RFID sensor; active glazing unit; photovoltaic module; PV glazing set; PV power plant monitoring
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Jankowski-Mihułowicz, P.; Węglarski, M.; Lichoń, W.; Chamera, M.; Pyt, P.; Ciejka, C. Synthesis of Antennas for Active Glazing Unit with Photovoltaic Modules. Energies 2021, 14, 6632. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14206632

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Jankowski-Mihułowicz P, Węglarski M, Lichoń W, Chamera M, Pyt P, Ciejka C. Synthesis of Antennas for Active Glazing Unit with Photovoltaic Modules. Energies. 2021; 14(20):6632. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14206632

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Jankowski-Mihułowicz, Piotr, Mariusz Węglarski, Wojciech Lichoń, Mateusz Chamera, Patryk Pyt, and Cezary Ciejka. 2021. "Synthesis of Antennas for Active Glazing Unit with Photovoltaic Modules" Energies 14, no. 20: 6632. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14206632

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