ABSTRACT: A printed Rampart line antenna with a dielectric superstrate for passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tags is presented. A design process is outlined to determine the number of elements used in the rampart line antenna to achieve the required gain for the desired read range. An inductive loop is then added to the port to match the antenna with the passive tag circuitry. It is shown that a passive tag with a printed Rampart line antenna and a dielectric superstrate can achieve comparable read ranges to commercially available passive RFID tags.
RFID, 2008 IEEE International Conference on; 05/2008