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Comparison of wearable passive UHF RFID tags based on electro-textile dipole and patch antennas in body-worn configurations

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2017 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-3445-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


ConferenceIEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium
Period1/01/00 → …


We present the comparison of wearable passive UHF RFID tags based on dipole and patch antennas made of textile materials. The tags’ wireless performance was evaluated when attached to the upper back of a test subject. Despite the fundamentally different structures and electromagnetic operation mechanisms of the antennas, both tags attained read ranges of several meters. In the optimized configuration, the patch tag achieved slightly higher performance, but was found to be more sensitive toward variable antenna-body separation.

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