In accordance with the present invention, an aperture rectenna is provided where the substrate is transparent and of sufficient mechanical strength to support the fabricated structure above it. An aperture antenna is deposited on the transparent substrate and a metal-insulator-metal (MIM) diode is constructed on top of the aperture antenna. There is an insulating layer between the aperture antenna metal and the metal ground plane optimized to maximize the collection of incident radiation. The top of the structure is capped with a metal ground plane layer, which also serves as the DC connection points for each rectenna element.
Bhansali, Shekhar; Buckle, Kenneth; Goswami, D. Yogi; Stefanakos, Elias; and Weller, Thomas, "Rectifying antenna and method of manufacture" (2006). USF Patents. 660.
University of South Florida