Low-profile interdigitated UHF RFID tag antenna for metallic objects

Erman, Fuad and Mansour, Dalia and Kouali, Mohammad and Shabaneh, Arafat and Leifsson, Leifur and Koziel, Slawomir and Lim, Eng-Hock and Hanafi, Effariza (2022) Low-profile interdigitated UHF RFID tag antenna for metallic objects. IEEE Access, 10. pp. 90915-90923. ISSN 2169-3536, DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3201644.

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This paper presents a novel miniature interdigitated ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) tag antenna that can be placed on metallic objects. The tag structure comprises two horizontal strip lines, each loaded with seven identical open stubs, and an integrated circuit (IC) chip connected directly to the feed lines in the middle of the structure. The perfect match to the IC chip's impedance is realized by adjusting the length of the loaded open stubs and the spaces between the stubs. Molding the antenna's geometry can be applied to realize conjugated impedance with any sort of IC chip due to the flexibility of the tag structure. It is fabricated on a single Polytetra fluoroethylene (PTFE) substrate. Moreover, the proposed structure does not involve any metallic vias or shorting walls, which makes its construction simple and suitable for mass production. The tag of the size of 55.2mm x 44.2mm x 1.5mm yields a total realized gain of 4.11 dB at the North American band (902 - 928 MHz) while being placed on a 20cm x 20cm metallic plate. The measured detection distance is 8.14 m on metallic objects and 5 m in the free space. A good match between the measured and simulated results is observed.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Icelandic Centre for Research [Rannsoknamioostooo Islands (RANNIS)] (Grant No: 174573), National Science Centre, Poland (Grant No: 2018/31/B/ST7/02369), Palestine Technical University-Kadoorie (PTUK)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Impedance matching; Interdigitated structure; Metal mountable tag antenna; Miniature UHF tag antenna
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2023 08:28
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 08:28
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/41486

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