Strain Reliability of Embroidered Passive UHF RFID Tags on 3D-printed Substrates

Zahangir Khan, Muhammad Rizwan, Riku Rusanen, Leena Ukkonen, Johanna Virkki

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Flexible electronics is an emerging field where the electronic components, antennas, and interconnections can endure significant mechanical stresses. This paper presents the fabrication and strain reliability evaluation of embroidered passive UHF RFID tags on 3D-printed (NinjaFlex) substrates. Based on the achieved results, these wireless platforms can withstand increases up to 14 % in length and remain functional. These preliminary results are promising, considering the current trend towards flexible and stretchable electronics structures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2019
ISBN (Electronic)9788890701887
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation - Krakow, Poland
Duration: 31 Mar 20195 Apr 2019


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation


  • 3D Printing
  • embroidery
  • flexible electronics
  • NinjaFlex
  • passive RFID
  • strain reliability
  • stretchable electronics

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation


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