Flexible radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag antenna for sensor applications

Mohammad Tariqul Islam, Touhidul Alam, Iskandar Yahya, Mengu Cho

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Abstract

In this paper, an inkjet-printed flexible Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tag antenna is proposed for an ultra-high frequency (UHF) sensor application. The proposed tag antenna facilitates a system-level solution for low-cost and faster mass production of RFID passive tag antenna. The tag antenna consists of a modified meander line radiator with a semi-circular shaped feed network. The structure is printed on photo paper using silver nanoparticle conductive ink. The generic design outline, as well as tag antenna performances for several practical application aspects are investigated. The simulated and measured results verify the coverage of universal UHF RFID band with an omnidirectional radiation pattern and a long-read range of 15 ft. In addition, the read range for different bending angles and lifetimes of the tag antenna are also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4212
JournalSensors (Switzerland)
Volume18
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018

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Keywords

  • Flexible RFID tag
  • Long read range
  • RFID sensor ink-jet printing
  • UHF band

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biochemistry
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Flexible radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag antenna for sensor applications. / Islam, Mohammad Tariqul; Alam, Touhidul; Yahya, Iskandar; Cho, Mengu.

In: Sensors (Switzerland), Vol. 18, No. 12, 4212, 01.12.2018.

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