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3D-Printed Eco-Friendly and Cost-Effective Wireless Platforms. / Chen, Xiaochen; He, Han; Ukkonen, Leena; Virkki, Johanna.

2018 7th Electronic System-Integration Technology Conference (ESTC). IEEE, 2018.

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Chen, X, He, H, Ukkonen, L & Virkki, J 2018, 3D-Printed Eco-Friendly and Cost-Effective Wireless Platforms. in 2018 7th Electronic System-Integration Technology Conference (ESTC). IEEE, Electronics System-Integration Technology Conference, 1/01/00. https://doi.org/10.1109/ESTC.2018.8546358

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Chen, Xiaochen ; He, Han ; Ukkonen, Leena ; Virkki, Johanna. / 3D-Printed Eco-Friendly and Cost-Effective Wireless Platforms. 2018 7th Electronic System-Integration Technology Conference (ESTC). IEEE, 2018.

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title = "3D-Printed Eco-Friendly and Cost-Effective Wireless Platforms",
abstract = "We present passive UHF RFID platforms composed of 3D-printed biodegradable plastic structures and conductive thread. Due to its flexibility, this extremely cost-effective and environmentally friendly wireless platform can be easily embedded into versatile structures. We evaluated the wireless performance of the tag fabricated from conductive thread both on a 3D-printed substrate as well as inside two 3D-printed layers. The read range of the tag on a 3D-printed substrate was around 6 meters between 860-960 MHz. Then, another layer was applied on top of the tag. Thus, the tag was left inside a 3D-printed platform, where it as protected from environmental stresses, such as moisture. The read range of this structure was still 6 meters throughout the global UHF RFID frequency band. Based on these initial results, these platforms show potential for unobtrusive identification and sensing solutions.",
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