Comparison of wearable passive UHF RFID tags based on electro-textile dipole and patch antennas in body-worn configurations

Zhigang Wei, Aruhan Liu, Xiaochen Chen, Bilal Waris, Leena Ukkonen, Toni Björninen, Johanna Virkki

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    Abstract

    We present the comparison of wearable passive UHF RFID tags based on dipole and patch antennas made of textile materials. The tags’ wireless performance was evaluated when attached to the upper back of a test subject. Despite the fundamentally different structures and electromagnetic operation mechanisms of the antennas, both tags attained read ranges of several meters. In the optimized configuration, the patch tag achieved slightly higher performance, but was found to be more sensitive toward variable antenna-body separation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 2017 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages204–206
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-3445-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium
    Period1/01/00 → …

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