Drone driven by microwave

Yudai Hashimoto, Qiaowei Yuan, Takumi Aoki

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The research on wireless power transmission using microwaves in recent years has been advanced greatly. The technology attracts a great deal of attention in power providing to mobile equipment such as electric car, ship, drone and so on. In this paper, focusing on the high efficiency of the rectifier circuit including the nonlinear element diode in the rectenna circuit, optimized antenna and rectifier will be designed and reported. Combining optimized antenna and rectifier, a 2.45 GHz rectenna is prototyped and implemented to the drone. An experiment which is carried out in the METLAB anechoic chamber demonstrates the four motors of the drone are successfully rotated with 20W transmitter far from 4 meters from the drone.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9784902339451
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 16
Externally publishedYes
Event30th Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2018 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2018 Nov 62018 Nov 9

Publication series

NameAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC


Conference30th Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2018


  • DC-DC converter
  • Diode
  • Drone
  • Microwave
  • Rectenna
  • Wireless Power Transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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