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Special Issue "Rectennas for Wireless Body Area Networks"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomedical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 November 2021) | Viewed by 835

Special Issue Editors

École Supérieure d’Électronique de l'Ouest (ESEO), Department of Electrical and Control Engineering, 10 Boulevard Jeanneteau CS 90717, 49107 Angers CEDEX 2, France
Interests: antennas; microwaves; wireless power transfer and energy harvesting; biomedical engineering
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School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
Interests: basics of antennae and electromagnetism, from megastructures and metasurfaces to novel applications in telerobotics, cognitive radio, wearable electronics, nanoscale networks, healthcare, and bioengineering
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Laboratory of Electronic, Energetic and Process, University of Reunion, 15 Avenue René Cassin CS 92003, 97744 St. Denis Cedex 9, France
Interests: Electronic Energetic and Process laboratory (LE2P) includes WPT and energy harvesting, nonlinear devices, innovative RF measurements, low-power microwave and millimeter wave conversion circuits
CNRS, Institut d’Electronique et de Télécommunications of Rennes (IETR)-UMR 6164, University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France
Interests: implantable bioelectronics; neural interfaces; in-body antennas; conformal antenna arrays; wireless powering

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Radio frequency energy harvesting has recently become one of the most favorable technologies to energize low-power electronic devices from the large amount of ubiquitous electromagnetic energy in the atmosphere. This potentially lowers the cost of a system by eliminating the need for batteries and power supply resources.

The rectifying antenna (so called rectenna) is the key component of an RF energy harvester having an almost unlimited lifetime (unlike batteries). In an increasingly mobile world with human beings attached to electronic gadgets, from a safety and health point of view, exposure to rectennas is most likely harmless. That explains the huge interest in rectennas for wireless body area network (WBAN) applications such as healthcare systems, sports monitoring, ambient intelligence, personal entertainment, and military services. Such rectennas would therefore allow continuous communication with personal monitors/remote beacons through Bluetooth/4G/WiFi.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to provide an update on the recent research advancements in rectennas for WBANs covering narrow/multiple/wide/ultra-wide ranges of frequencies. Original research contributions as well as high-quality review papers are encouraged. The scope of this Special Issue includes, but is not limited to:

Energy harvesting and wireless power transfer for WBANs;

Rectennas for body-centric wireless networks;

Wearable rectennas;

Rectennas for on- and off-body communications;

Adaptive (frequency adjustable) rectennas;

Narrowband, multiple-band, wideband, and ultra-wideband (UWB) rectennas;

Flexible rectenna;

Passive/active rectennas;

RF-to-DC rectification

Dosimetry and exposure assessment.

Dr. Mohsen Koohestani
Dr. Akram Alomainy
Dr. Alexandre Douyere
Dr. Denys Nikolayev
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