Tag: electrical engineering

Inkject-Printed Antenna Gathers Ambient Energy from TV Transmissions

By Joseph Castro | July 15, 2011 1:14 pm

spacing is importantGeorgia Tech researcher Manos Tentzeris holding
up one of his inkjet-printed antennas.

What’s the News: With all of the electronics cluttering our daily lives, the air is abuzz with ambient electromagnetic energy from sources like cell phone networks, radio and television transmitters, and satellite communications systems. Now, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have devised a simple, cheap way to harness that wasted energy: capturing it with inkjet-printed antennas and storing it in batteries.

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