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TIME-DOMAIN MEASUREMENT OF TIME-CODED UWB CHIPLESS RFID TAGS

By A. Ramos, A. Lazaro, D. Girbau, and R. Villarino

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Abstract:
Chipless ultra-wideband (UWB) has been proposed as a low-cost alternative for radiofrequency identification (RFID). In this paper, a comprehensible theoretical introduction to time-domain operation of a UWB RFID tag is described, and a circuit model is proposed. For commercial applications low-cost RFID readers are demanded. To this end, this paper addresses the measurement of time-coded UWB chipless tags for RFID in time domain. Two different setups to detect time-coded tags are presented, one based on a commercial UWB impulse radar (IR) and the other based on a vector network analyzer (VNA). The experimental results show the feasibility of using an IRUWB radar as a UWB RFID reader, achieving very good read ranges.

Citation:
A. Ramos, A. Lazaro, D. Girbau, and R. Villarino, "Time-Domain Measurement of Time-Coded UWB Chipless RFID Tags," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 116, 313-331, 2011.
doi:10.2528/PIER11033005
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=11033005

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