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DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS OF FLEXIBLE UHF RFID ANTENNAS FOR ``GREEN" ELECTRONICS

By Y. Amin, Q. Chen, L.-R. Zheng, and H. Tenhunen

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Abstract:
In this paper, novel Bowtie antennas which cover complete UHF RFID band (860-960MHz), fabricated on various ultra-low-cost substrates using state-of-the-art printing technologies are investigated as an approach that aims to accommodate the antenna during the package printing process whilst faster production on commercially available paper. The proposed antenna structures are evaluated in reference to circuit and field concepts, to exhibit extreme degree of functional versatility. These antennas are developed to cater the variations which appear in electromagnetic properties and thickness of paper substrate due to various environmental effects. Computed (simulated) and well-agreed measurement results confirm a superior performance of the tag modules while stepping towards next generation of ``green'' tags.

Citation:
Y. Amin, Q. Chen, L.-R. Zheng, and H. Tenhunen, "Development and Analysis of Flexible UHF RFID Antennas for ``Green" Electronics," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 130, 1-15, 2012.
doi:10.2528/PIER12060609
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=12060609

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