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Inductively coupled loop antenna design for UHF RFID on-body applications

Min-Chuan Tsai, Chien-Wen Chiu, Hwang-Cheng Wang and Ter-Feng Wu

Department of Electronic Engineering, National Ilan University, Taiwan

This paper presents a one-wavelength loop antenna fed by an inductively coupled loop for on-body applications. An equivalent circuit for the inductively coupled loop antenna is proposed to synthesize the antenna system with a microchip. The designed tag is printed on a PVC substrate and placed close to a four-layer stratified elliptical cylinder human model. The card-type tag measures 85.5 x 54 x 0.76 cubic mm and is suitable for use on a student ID card for a broad range of applications. The impedance bandwidth of the inductively coupled loop tag antenna is 60 MHz (880-940 MHz, 6.6%), which covers the operating UHF bands in U.S. and Taiwan. The measured reading distance ranges from 2.7 to 5.7 meters when placed at different positions on the chest of a human body in the open site.

Progress In Electromagnetics Research




315 - 330
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