Im planning to make an energy harvester using LTC3108 in which we use a Patch Rectenna. Our goal is to charge a mobile phone obtained from the surrounding radio frequencies. The antenna will operate in the range of 0.85Ghz to 10.6Ghz. Wanted to know if our circuit will be feasible in reality because all our simulation results looks promising. The gain of the antenna is around 5.2dBi.
Couple of questions, I read online that implementing this circuit in a breadboard is not possible because the breadboard contact will consume the 8-15mV we will receive.
Also, my local supplier of the the LTC3108-1 has insisted me to use this inductor in our circuit https://www.dnatechindia.com/lpr-6235-752-mini-step-up-coupled-inductor-coilcraft.html
I wasn't aware of this and didn't find any resources on it.
To reiterate, we would connect our patch antenna to a double stub matching circuit, connect to a rectifier finally connect it to LTC3108-1.
The Stub Matching Circuit:-
One of the problems we are currently facing is using multiple softwares for different circuits, the LTC3108 in LTSpice, Rectifier in Multisim and Stub Matching in AWR. We plan to implement and integrate it all on LTSpice. We are currently doubtful as if this implementation will work in reality because of the different layers of complexity.
Any feedback would great.