Screen printed chipless RFID resonator design for remote sensing applications

Tharindu Athauda, Nemai Karmakar

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We present the design of a symmetric circular split ring resonator as a chipless radio frequency identification (RFID) sensor that can be deployed to measure multiple physical parameters wirelessly in ultra-wideband frequencies. The proposed resonator design consists of four complementary split circular rings. Each gap between the rings acts as a capacitive sensor which is optimized to have a resonance which can provide a high-quality factor in bandwidth measurements. Each sensor with the help of smart materials can be used to measure different environmental physical parameters, including humidity and temperature in remote setting. Screen printing technique was used to fabricate the proposed chipless RFID tag design and reasonable RF performance has been observed. Printed RFID tags are comparatively low-cost but provide more design flexibility in diversified applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings
EditorsAtsushi Sanada
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9784902339451
ISBN (Print)9781538621844
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference 2018 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 6 Nov 20189 Nov 2018 (Proceedings)


ConferenceAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference 2018
Abbreviated titleAPMC 2018
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  • Chipless RFID resonator
  • Microwave resonators
  • Remote sensing
  • Screen printing

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