Tampere University of Technology

TUTCRIS Research Portal

Embroidered and e-textile conductors embedded inside 3D-printed structures

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Photonics and Electromagnetics Research Symposium - Fall, PIERS - Fall 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Pages1675-1680
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728153049
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2019 Photonics and Electromagnetics Research Symposium - Fall, PIERS - Fall 2019 - Xiamen, China
Duration: 17 Dec 201920 Dec 2019

Conference

Conference2019 Photonics and Electromagnetics Research Symposium - Fall, PIERS - Fall 2019
CountryChina
CityXiamen
Period17/12/1920/12/19

Abstract

This paper discusses the fabrication and wireless performance evaluation of textile-integrated passive ultra-high frequency (UHF) radiofrequency identification (RFID) tags, which are embedded inside flexible additively manufactured wireless platforms. Two different methods are utilized to fabricate the tag antenna, including embroidery with conductive thread and conductive e-textiles. After antenna fabrication, RFID ICs (integrated circuits) are attached to the antenna patterns, to achieve fully functional RFID tags. These two types of tags are embedded inside flexible 3D-printed platforms, which can protect the tags from mechanical stresses and moisture. Our preliminary results show that the peak read ranges of both types of platforms are higher than 6 meters, which are suitable for versatile wireless applications.