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Experimental Study on Antenna - IC Interconnections for Electro-textile RFID Tags

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationPIERS 2016 in Shanghai, China, 8 August - 11 September, 2016
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-6093-1
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


ConferenceProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium
Period1/01/00 → …


Wearable passive UHF RFID tags have enormous potential in future body-centric
wireless communication and sensing systems, which have countless applications for example in the welfare and health care sectors. Antenna-IC joints in these wireless components are usually the critical parts from the reliability point of view and they operate in an extremely challenging environment. In this study, we demonstrate the wireless performance and reliability of three types of textile RFID tags with the antennas patterned from commercial electro-textile materials
and the ICs attached with two different electrically conductive adhesives. Based on our results, the major reliability challenge is to find a suitable conductive adhesive to be used with each different electro-textile material.

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