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Performance of silver-based textile UHF passive RFID tags after recurrent washing

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-2885-6
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation -
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …


ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
Period1/01/00 → …


We investigate the suitability of textile glue coating for protection of textile-based passive UHF RFID tags during machine washing. The study includes tags with textile antennas made by patterning of silver-plated fabric and brush-painting of silver ink on cotton fabric. Prior washing, both tags exhibit good performance, but our results evidence that the washing impacts the tags notably differently: the reduction in the peak read range of the silver-plated fabric tag over 10 washing cycles is 33 %, whereas the brush-painted tag suffers much smaller reduction of
only 5 % over 15 washing cycles.

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