Electro-textile slotted patch antenna for wearable passive UHF RFID tags

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Author(s)

  • Xiaochen Chen
  • Leena Ukkonen
  • Johanna Virkki
  • Toni Bjorninen

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, RWS
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages177-179
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-3446-8
ISBN (Print)9781509034451
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017

Publication series

Name
ISSN (Print)2164-2958
ISSN (Electronic)2164-2974

Conference

Title2017 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS)
LocationHyatt Regency Phoenix
PlaceUnited States
CityPhoenix
Period15 - 18 January 2017

Abstract

We present the development and performance evaluation of wearable passive UHF RFID tags based on slotted patch antennas that are electromagnetically optimized for operation in the close proximity of the human body. The antennas are manufactured from an electro-textile material on a light-weight textile substrate. The required patch-to-ground interconnections are formed by means of sewing with conductive yarn and by wrapping the electro-textile over the edges of the antenna. Our results show that the slotted patch tags on 2 mm and 4 mm substrates achieve high read ranges of 3.2 and 8.2 m, respectively, when worn in the upper back.

Research Area(s)

  • Conductive yarn, Electro-textile, Patch antenna, RFID, Slotted patch antenna, Wearable antenna

Citation Format(s)

Electro-textile slotted patch antenna for wearable passive UHF RFID tags. / Liu, Aruhan; Wei, Zhigang; Chen, Xiaochen; Ukkonen, Leena; Virkki, Johanna; Bjorninen, Toni.

IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, RWS. IEEE Computer Society, 2017. p. 177-179 7885980.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)