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Zero-power receiver

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October 4, 2016
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Zero-Power Radio Receiver
An unpowered signal receiver and a method for signal reception detects and responds to very weak signals using pyroelectric devices as impedance transformers and/or demodulators. In some embodiments, surface acoustic wave devices (SAW) are also used. Illustrative embodiments include satellite and long distance terrestrial communications applications.
August 20, 2014
H03D 1/00 (20060101); H04L 27/06 (20060101); G01J 5/34 (20060101); G06K 7/10 (20060101); G06K 19/07 (20060101); H03H 9/64 (20060101); H03H 9/56 (20060101); G06K 7/00 (20060101);
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STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.