Towards Washable Electrotextile UHF RFID Tags : Reliability Study of Epoxy-Coated Copper Fabric Antennas

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  • Ngai Lok Chong
  • Johanna Virkki
  • Toni Björninen
  • Lauri Sydänheimo
  • Leena Ukkonen

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Original languageEnglish
Article number424150
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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We investigate the impact of washing on the performance of passive UHF RFID tags based on dipole antennas fabricated from copper fabric and coated with protective epoxy coating. Initially, the tags achieved read ranges of about 8 meters, under the European RFID emission regulation. To assess the impact of washing on the performance of the tags, they were washed repeatedly in a washing machine and measured after every washing cycle. Despite the reliability challenges related to mechanical stress, the used epoxy coating was found to be a promising coating for electrotextile tags in moist conditions.

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Towards Washable Electrotextile UHF RFID Tags : Reliability Study of Epoxy-Coated Copper Fabric Antennas. / Wang, Shiqi; Chong, Ngai Lok; Virkki, Johanna; Björninen, Toni; Sydänheimo, Lauri; Ukkonen, Leena.

In: International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 2015, 424150, 2015.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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