Novel chipless RFID tag for conveyor belt tracking using multi-resonant dipole antenna

Isaac Balbin, Nemai Karmakar

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A novel chipless RFID Transponder is presented that is both compact in size and robust in terms of performance. The transponder components have been designed and analysed using a full wave electromagnetic solver as well as with measurements using a vector network analyzer and in an anechoic chamber. The novel transponder consists of a linearly polarized UWB circular monopole antenna coupled to an orthogonally polarized novel dual multi-resonant dipole antenna. The dual multi-resonant loop antenna has a gain of over 5 dB for all resonances and creates a frequency signature in the orthogonal polarization of the interrogation signal. A 6-bit prototype transponder has been presented and the simulation results verify that the cross polar radar cross section corresponds with the return loss of the multi-resonant loop antenna.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Microwave Week 2009, EuMW 2009
Subtitle of host publicationScience, Progress and Quality at Radiofrequencies, Conference Proceedings - 39th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2009
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventEuropean Microwave Conference 2009 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 28 Sep 20092 Oct 2009
Conference number: 39th (Proceedings)


ConferenceEuropean Microwave Conference 2009
Abbreviated titleEuMC 2009
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