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
Source: IEEE Xplore


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.

62 Reads
  • Source
    • "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. "
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: In this paper, new planar spiral antennas with meander lines and loads for passive Radiofrequency identification tag application at ultra-high-frequency band are designed and optimized using the global best (gbest)-guided Artificial Bee Colony (GABC) algorithm. The GABC is an improved Artificial Bee Colony algorithm, which includes gbest solution information into the search equation to improve the exploitation. The optimization goals are antenna size minimization, gain maximization, and conjugate matching. The antenna dimensions were optimized and evaluated in conjunction with commercial software FEKO. GABC is compared with other popular algorithms. The optimization results produced show that GABC is a powerful optimization algorithm that can be efficiently applied to tag antenna design problems.
    International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies 06/2015; DOI:10.1017/S1759078715000902 · 0.35 Impact Factor
  • Source
    • "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]. "
    IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters 01/2015; DOI:10.1109/LAWP.2015.2423854 · 1.58 Impact Factor
  • Source
    • "The reader sends an RF signal which can power the receiver (the tag). This in turn will radiate back a signal to the reader [20]. This backscattered signal usually contains a number that uniquely identifies the tag, and hence item. "
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: RFID antennas are ubiquitous, so exploring the space of high efficiency and low resonant frequency antennas is an important multiobjective problem. Previous work has shown that the continuous solver differential evolution (DE) can be successfully applied to this discrete problem, but has difficulty exploring the region of solutions with lowest resonant frequency. This paper introduces a modified DE algorithm that uses biased selection from an archive of solutions to direct the search toward this region. Results indicate that the proposed approach produces superior attainment surfaces to the earlier work. The biased selection procedure is applicable to other population-based approaches for this problem.
    Procedia Computer Science 12/2014; 29:1893-1903. DOI:10.1016/j.procs.2014.05.174
Show more


62 Reads
Available from