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Circularly Polarized Corner-Truncated and Slotted Microstrip Patch Antenna on Textile Substrate for Wearable Passive UHF RFID Tags

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2020
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9788831299008
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 15 Mar 202020 Mar 2020

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Name14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2020


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation


We present a compact circularly polarized (CP) antenna for wearable passive UHF RFID tags. The antenna is a square-shaped microstrip patch antenna where we have applied corner truncation and slotting techniques in the top layer conductor for achieving the CP property and a shorting pin and loop structure for impedance matching. Despite using a lowpermittivity textile as antenna substrate, the antenna's footprint size is only 5-by-5 cm, which is approximately 15% of the operating wavelength. At the same time, the on-body measurements, the antenna's axial ratio is 0.9 dB and the measured attainable read range (reader's EIRP =3.28W) of the tag reaches 4.2 meters with a CP reader antenna and ranges from 2.9 meters to 3.4 meters for a linear reader antenna, depending on the rotation angle between the antennas.


  • circular polarization, RFID tag, UHF, wearable antenna

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