Antenna design for UHF RFID tag: A review and a practical application

RFID Intellitag Eng. Dept., Intermec Technol. Corp., Everett, WA, USA
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (Impact Factor: 2.18). 01/2006; 53(12):3870 - 3876. DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2005.859919
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In this paper, an overview of antenna design for passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tags is presented. We discuss various requirements of such designs, outline a generic design process including range measurement techniques and concentrate on one practical application: RFID tag for box tracking in warehouses. A loaded meander antenna design for this application is described and its various practical aspects such as sensitivity to fabrication process and box content are analyzed. Modeling and simulation results are also presented which are in good agreement with measurement data.

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    • "Several geometrical configurations have been employed for the design of tag antennas and have been proved effective in meeting the operating requirements [3]. In the present work, the spiral-shaped antenna printed on a dielectric slab was selected because this configuration depends on several geometrical parameters such as the number and the length of the spirals, the distance between them, the width of the printed lines, etc. "
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    • "Several studies have witnessed a rapid development in techniques miniaturization and improved antennas that generally correspond to the RFID technology [10]. Among the most known techniques fractal models [11] and fold dipole [12] [13] [14], another technique to take a great rise is the improvement and miniaturization of antennas using metamaterials [15] [16] [17] [18]. In this research setting, we propose in this paper new contributions and interesting studies is to reduce and improve the performance of patch antennas that occupy the RFID technology in the UHF area at the frequency 2.45GHz. "
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    ABSTRACT: This paper is specialized to highlight the method of miniaturization and improvement the patch antenna by using the complementary metamaterial. This method is shown by two structures composed of a patch antenna integrated on its upper surface a cell of a complementary split ring resonator for the first technique. In the second structure, we replace the unit cell with a homogeneous and periodic array contain the elements of complementary split ring resonators. The magnetic resonator is placed at the middle of the radiating patch in parallel with the transmission line and with an orientation angle is fixed to 45 degrees. These two techniques widespread at the traceability applications by wireless communication for RFID technology at the operation frequency 2.45GHz. The objective is to first verify the effect of inclusion the complementary metamaterials with a patch antenna and then show the efficiency and advantage to orient the complementary split ring resonator at an angle 45 degrees. Finally, a comparison made on the two structures in order to propose the perfect technique. All simulation results were made by the CST Microwave Studio.
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    • "Irina Vendik is with the Microelectronics and Radio Engineering Department, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University, 5 Prof. Popov St., 197376, St. Petersburg, Russia (e-mail: designed for using conventional half-wavelength planar dipole antennas or small loop antennas [2] [4]. "

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