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Additive Manufacturing of Antennas from Copper Oxide Nanoparticle Ink: Toward Low-Cost RFID Tags on Paper- and Textile-based Platforms

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
ISBN (Print)978-88-907018-6-3
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation - Davos, Davos, Switzerland
Duration: 10 Apr 201615 Apr 2016


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Abbreviated titleeuCAP


We outline the possibilities of 3D direct write dispensing and brush-painting in the manufacturing of copper UHF RFID tags on textile and cardboard materials and present considerations regarding the process parameters to achieve high-performance tags when the copper antenna is deposited directly on these rough and porous materials. Our measurement results confirm that the additively-manufactured copper RFID tags on environmental-friendly substrates achieve high performance with the attainable theoretical read ranges of 3.5-to-8.5 meters in air.

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