Vol. 102
Latest Volume
All Volumes
PIERC 129 [2023] PIERC 128 [2023] PIERC 127 [2022] PIERC 126 [2022] PIERC 125 [2022] PIERC 124 [2022] PIERC 123 [2022] PIERC 122 [2022] PIERC 121 [2022] PIERC 120 [2022] PIERC 119 [2022] PIERC 118 [2022] PIERC 117 [2021] PIERC 116 [2021] PIERC 115 [2021] PIERC 114 [2021] PIERC 113 [2021] PIERC 112 [2021] PIERC 111 [2021] PIERC 110 [2021] PIERC 109 [2021] PIERC 108 [2021] PIERC 107 [2021] PIERC 106 [2020] PIERC 105 [2020] PIERC 104 [2020] PIERC 103 [2020] PIERC 102 [2020] PIERC 101 [2020] PIERC 100 [2020] PIERC 99 [2020] PIERC 98 [2020] PIERC 97 [2019] PIERC 96 [2019] PIERC 95 [2019] PIERC 94 [2019] PIERC 93 [2019] PIERC 92 [2019] PIERC 91 [2019] PIERC 90 [2019] PIERC 89 [2019] PIERC 88 [2018] PIERC 87 [2018] PIERC 86 [2018] PIERC 85 [2018] PIERC 84 [2018] PIERC 83 [2018] PIERC 82 [2018] PIERC 81 [2018] PIERC 80 [2018] PIERC 79 [2017] PIERC 78 [2017] PIERC 77 [2017] PIERC 76 [2017] PIERC 75 [2017] PIERC 74 [2017] PIERC 73 [2017] PIERC 72 [2017] PIERC 71 [2017] PIERC 70 [2016] PIERC 69 [2016] PIERC 68 [2016] PIERC 67 [2016] PIERC 66 [2016] PIERC 65 [2016] PIERC 64 [2016] PIERC 63 [2016] PIERC 62 [2016] PIERC 61 [2016] PIERC 60 [2015] PIERC 59 [2015] PIERC 58 [2015] PIERC 57 [2015] PIERC 56 [2015] PIERC 55 [2014] PIERC 54 [2014] PIERC 53 [2014] PIERC 52 [2014] PIERC 51 [2014] PIERC 50 [2014] PIERC 49 [2014] PIERC 48 [2014] PIERC 47 [2014] PIERC 46 [2014] PIERC 45 [2013] PIERC 44 [2013] PIERC 43 [2013] PIERC 42 [2013] PIERC 41 [2013] PIERC 40 [2013] PIERC 39 [2013] PIERC 38 [2013] PIERC 37 [2013] PIERC 36 [2013] PIERC 35 [2013] PIERC 34 [2013] PIERC 33 [2012] PIERC 32 [2012] PIERC 31 [2012] PIERC 30 [2012] PIERC 29 [2012] PIERC 28 [2012] PIERC 27 [2012] PIERC 26 [2012] PIERC 25 [2012] PIERC 24 [2011] PIERC 23 [2011] PIERC 22 [2011] PIERC 21 [2011] PIERC 20 [2011] PIERC 19 [2011] PIERC 18 [2011] PIERC 17 [2010] PIERC 16 [2010] PIERC 15 [2010] PIERC 14 [2010] PIERC 13 [2010] PIERC 12 [2010] PIERC 11 [2009] PIERC 10 [2009] PIERC 9 [2009] PIERC 8 [2009] PIERC 7 [2009] PIERC 6 [2009] PIERC 5 [2008] PIERC 4 [2008] PIERC 3 [2008] PIERC 2 [2008] PIERC 1 [2008]
2020-06-10
Design of an Ultra-Wideband UHF RFID Reader Antenna for Wearable Ankle Tracking Applications
By
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 102, 253-264, 2020
Abstract
In this paper, a broadband reader antenna is designed and manufactured for wearable ankle strap applications. The frequency range covered for S11 < -10 dB is from 850 MHz to 1650 MHz with dipole like radiation pattern in free space. The proposed broadband antenna is manufactured with a semi-flex (Taconic RF-35) and flexible (Kapton) substrates. A good agreement between simulations and measurements has been achieved. Prototypes performances have been tested by measuring the reading distance. The maximum reading distance obtained is about 1.46 m at 865 MHz with an output power of the transmitter (PTX) of 25 dBm. Results of functional RFID test show that the proposed antenna can be used as an RFID reader antenna when it is placed on the ankle of the human body.
Citation
Khodor Jebbawi Matthieu Egels Philippe Pannier , "Design of an Ultra-Wideband UHF RFID Reader Antenna for Wearable Ankle Tracking Applications," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 102, 253-264, 2020.
doi:10.2528/PIERC20040703
http://www.jpier.org/PIERC/pier.php?paper=20040703
References

1. RFID system for amateur footballers, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Woa7mqThYgc.

2. Corchia, L., G. Monti, and L. Tarricone, "Wearable antennas: Nontextile versus fully textile solutions," IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Vol. 61, No. 2, 71-83, 2019.
doi:10.1109/MAP.2019.2895665

3. Paracha, K. N., S. K. A. Rahim, P. J. Soh, and M. Khalily, "Wearable antennas: A review of materials, structures, and innovative features for autonomous communication and sensing," IEEE Access, Vol. 7, 56694-56712, 2019.
doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2909146

4. Kiourti, A., "RFID antennas for body-area applications: From wearables to implants," IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Vol. 60, No. 5, 14-25, 2018.
doi:10.1109/MAP.2018.2859167

5. Flores-Cuadras, J. R., J. L. Medina-Monroy, R. A. Chavez-Perez, and H. Lobato-Morales, "Flexible thin antenna solution for wearable ankle bracelet applications with GNSS and BLE connectivity," Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 60, No. 5, 1239-1245, 2018.
doi:10.1002/mop.31141

6. Marques, D., M. Egels, and P. Pannier, "Broadband UHF RFID tag antenna for bio-monitoring," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 67, 31-44, 2016.
doi:10.2528/PIERB16020103

7. Ahmed, S., A. Mehmood, L. Sydanheimo, L. Ukkonen, and T. Bjorninen, "Glove-integrated textile antenna with reduced sar for wearable UHF RFID reader," 2019 IEEE International Conference on RFID Technology and Applications (RFID-TA), 231-235, IEEE, 2019.
doi:10.1109/RFID-TA.2019.8892251

8. Psychoudakis, D. and J. L. Volakis, "Conformal asymmetric meandered are (AMF) antenna for body-worn applications," IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 8, 931-934, 2009.
doi:10.1109/LAWP.2009.2028662

9. Garcia-Pardo, C., C. Andreu, A. Fornes-Leal, S. Castello-Palacios, S. Perez-Simbor, M. Barbi, A. Valles-Lluch, and N. Cardona, "Ultrawideband technology for medical in-body sensor networks: An overview of the human body as a propagation medium, phantoms, and approaches for propagation analysis," IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Vol. 60, No. 3, 19-33, 2018.
doi:10.1109/MAP.2018.2818458

10. Fortino, G. and Z. Wang, Advances in Body Area Networks I: Post-conference Proceedings of Bodynets 2017, 2017.

11. Lovett, T., J. Flint, D. S. Fonseca, and I. H. Daniel, "Novel broadband antenna for wearables," 2014 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC), 178-181, IEEE, 2014.
doi:10.1109/LAPC.2014.6996350

12. Gandhimohan, J. and T. Shanmuganantham, "CPW fed bud shaped antenna with DGS in UWB range for body area network," 2017 IEEE International Conference on Antenna Innovations & Modern Technologies for Ground, Aircraft and Satellite Applications (iAIM), 1-3, IEEE, 2017.

13. Kod, M., J. Zhou, Y. Huang, R. Alrawashdeh, and M. Hussein, "A dual broadband butter y loop antenna for body wearable applications," 2015 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference (LAPC), 1-3, IEEE, 2015.

14. Keyrouz, S. and H. Visser, "Efficient direct-matching rectenna design for RF power transfer applications," Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 476, 012093, IOP Publishing, 2013.

15. Turkmen, C., Y. Bakirli, M. Secmen, and M. Altuntas, "Printed quasi yagi antenna with closely spaced and thick directors for triple ISM-band/wideband applications at UHF," 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, 677-678, IEEE, 2018.
doi:10.1109/APUSNCURSINRSM.2018.8609205

16. Zeng, R.-H. and Q.-X. Chu, "A broadband antenna for multi-standard UHF RFID tag applications," 2010 International Conference on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology, 1898-1900, IEEE, 2010.
doi:10.1109/ICMMT.2010.5524893

17. Sabaawi, A. M. and K. M. Quboa, "Wideband modified dipole antenna for passive UHF RFID tags," 2010 7th International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices, 1-4, IEEE, 2010.

18. Red4s, http://www.phychips.com/product-red/.

19. Smartrac, https://www.smartrac-group.com/frog-3d.html.

20. Amani, N., A. Jafargholi, and R. Pazoki, "A broadband VHF/UHF-loaded dipole antenna in the vicinity of a human body," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 65, No. 10, 5577-5582, 2017.
doi:10.1109/TAP.2017.2738031

21. Bashir, Z., M. Zahid, N. Abbas, M. Yousaf, S. Shoaib, M. A. Asghar, and Y. Amin, "A miniaturized wide band implantable antenna for biomedical application," 2019 UK/China Emerging Technologies (UCET), 1-4, IEEE, 2019.

22. Sharif, A., J. Ouyang, H. T. Chattha, M. A. Imran, and Q. H. Abbasi, "Wearable UHF RFID tag antenna design using Hilbert fractal structure," 2019 UK/China Emerging Technologies (UCET), 1-3, IEEE, 2019.

23. Visible human project, https://www.imaios.com/en/e-Anatomy/Thorax-Abdomen-Pelvis/Visible-Human-Project!.

24., http://niremf.ifac.cnr.it/tissprop/htmlclie/htmlclie.php.

25. Dielectric-chart, http://www.eccosorb.com/Collateral/Documents/English-US/dielectricchart.pdf.

26. Liu, R., H. Zheng, Z. Song, L.Wang, W. Cui, M.Wang, and E. Li, "Design of wideband and flexible implantable antenna for wireless medical application," 2019 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Electronic Information and Communication Technology (ICEICT), 732-734, IEEE, 2019.
doi:10.1109/ICEICT.2019.8846392

27. Lpkf protolaser, http://www.electronique-mag.com/article1080.html.

28. Etsi, http://www.etsi.org/technologies-clusters/technologies/radio/RFID.

29. Datasheet of kapton, https://www.dupont.com/content/dam/dupont/products-and-services/membranes-and-films/polyimde-films/documents/DEC-Kapton-summary-of-properties.pdf.

30. Wei, X.-D., H.-L. Zhang, and B.-J. Hu, "Novel broadband center-fed UHF near-field RFID reader antenna," IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 14, 703-706, 2014.