Embroidered and e-textile conductors embedded inside 3D-printed structures

Zahangir Khan, Han He, Xiaochen Chen, Leena Ukkonen, Johanna Virkki

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This paper discusses the fabrication and wireless performance evaluation of textile-integrated passive ultra-high frequency (UHF) radiofrequency identification (RFID) tags, which are embedded inside flexible additively manufactured wireless platforms. Two different methods are utilized to fabricate the tag antenna, including embroidery with conductive thread and conductive e-textiles. After antenna fabrication, RFID ICs (integrated circuits) are attached to the antenna patterns, to achieve fully functional RFID tags. These two types of tags are embedded inside flexible 3D-printed platforms, which can protect the tags from mechanical stresses and moisture. Our preliminary results show that the peak read ranges of both types of platforms are higher than 6 meters, which are suitable for versatile wireless applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Photonics and Electromagnetics Research Symposium - Fall, PIERS - Fall 2019
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-5304-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-5305-6
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventPhotonics and Electromagnetics Research Symposium - Xiamen, China
Duration: 17 Dec 201920 Dec 2019


ConferencePhotonics and Electromagnetics Research Symposium

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mathematical Physics


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