Glove-integrated slotted patch antenna for wearable UHF RFID reader

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    Abstract

    We present a glove-integrated slotted patch antenna for a wearable Ultra High Frequency Radio Identification Technology (UHF RFID) reader operating at 866
    MHz. We tested the prototype antenna made of copper foil adhered on low-permittivity Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) foam material having the thickness of 4 mm. To characterize the antenna, we tested it wirelessly in
    communication with a common dipole type RFID tag to estimate its realized gain, radiation pattern and maximum tag read range it provides. We also analyzed the effects of variable separation between the antenna and the body to confirm stable operation required by the application. The results showed that the antenna feasible for the work glove applications providing the read range
    up to 360 cm with the reader’s output power of 28.4 dBm.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on RFID Technology & Application (RFID-TA)
    PublisherIEEE
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-5057-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Sept 2018
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventIEEE International Conference on RFID-Technologies and Applications -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE International Conference on RFID-Technologies and Applications
    Period1/01/00 → …

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