A novel planar dipole for Ultra-High-Frequency (UHF) Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems is presented here. Referring to a realization based on the use of a chip produced by Texas Instruments, the proposed design approach has been numerically and experimentally investigated. Reported results demonstrate that the proposed antenna exhibits good radiation properties and matching (|S11|<-10 dB) over the entire UHF RFID bandwidth (860-960 MHz).
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