Alright, so for a school project that I am doing right now involves harnessing the power in the air from radio waves and the picking it up with a 75 ft of coated copper wire antenna then having the AC current go through a diode bridge to convert it to DC current and get measured. I did this project and it worked (I still don't understand ho the grounded wire "reverses" the wavelengths) but I feel like taking it up a notch by adding some more variables. Now here is where I need help because everywhere where I try to do research I get hit with walls of text with words that I do not know and this is not my teachers aria of study (nor mine). Here are my ideas; feel free to add onto, change, or help explain. I am looking for the one that has the most practical application. First is the the most simple simple is a changing distance from a radio antenna, but that can be completed with other variables so I wouldn't like to do that one alone. Second is to change the design of the antenna while keeping the same amount of wire from one point of origin,(ie going radial from the point of origin, classic rabbit ears, ect) Third is similar to one above but with different points of origin that are very close together (each has it own diodes and then the wires will connect to go to the multimeter). Fourth is some way to improve the antenna somehow to be able to pick up an increased amount of waves. I can not change the diodes because the current is already very low with a high switching speed leaving little wiggle room with different types of diodes and i could change the wire width but i do not think that will be a significant change. Basically I think if some one tells me how the electromagnetic radiation? is affected by the antenna i will be able to salve my question for myself, but i have not been able to find a clear definition. I also want an overall critique on the project because I am hoping to win some awards for my project. Thanks for reading this far everyone.