On a compact printable dual-polarized chipless RFID tag using slot length variation encoding technique for barcode replacement

Md Aminul Islam, Nemai Chandra Karmakar

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A novel compact printable dual-polarized (DP) chipless RFID tag is presented in this paper with simulation and measurement results. First, vertically (V) and horizontally (H) polarized `U' shaped slot resonators are etched from two metallic patches to reuse the same frequency band in both V and H polarizations, which doubled the encoding capacity within a fixed bandwidth. Next, slot length variation encoding technique is added to reduce the size of the tag by 50%. After that, a 16-bit proof of concept DP tag is developed that achieved 16 bit/cm2 data density, which is the highest among the reported works to date. Therefore, the proposed single sided easily printable tag possesses a good prospect due to its higher encoding capacity and data density, and can replace barcode in item level tagging of low cost and printable items, where tags will be required in trillions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS)
EditorsChuck Weitzel, David Ngo
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1 - 4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479982752
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium 2015 - Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, United States of America
Duration: 17 May 201522 May 2015


ConferenceIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium 2015
Abbreviated titleIMS 2015
CountryUnited States of America


  • frequency selective surfaces (FSS)
  • radar cross section (RCS)
  • radio frequency identification (RFID)
  • RFID tags

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