Design and analysis of a UHF RFID crack sensor for health monitoring of mining conveyor belt

Patema Tuz Zohra, Shuvashis Dey, Omar Salim, Hossein Masoumi, Nemai Karmakar

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This paper proposes the design of an Ultra High-frequency (UHF) based passive radio frequency identification (RFID) passive tag-sensor to monitor the structural crack of a coal mining conveyor belt A detailed comparative analysis is also conducted on the effects of varying crack orientations and widths. However, it is a challenging task, since the conveyor belt is constructed from specific non-conductive multilay ered materials with different dielectric properties. To illustrate the application of the proposed sensing technique, a RFID-based tag and conveyor belt model is designed and simulated. The simulated results indicate that the proposed method can be adopted for wireless monitoring of cracks in coal mining conveyor belts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 27th International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2020
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9781728165875
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventIEEE International Conference on Telecommunications 2020 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 5 Oct 20207 Oct 2020
Conference number: 27th (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Telecommunications 2020
Abbreviated titleICT 2020
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  • Coal mining conveyor belt cracks
  • Dielectric constants
  • UHF RFID sensor

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