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Testing and modeling the performance of stretchable screen printed UHF RFID tag under strain

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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 → …

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ISSN (Electronic)1947-1491


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


We characterize a passive UHF RFID tag based on a stretchable dipole antenna which is screen printed on ultra-thin polyurethane substrate with silver ink. Our results show that the change in the conductor properties due to strain is large enough to modify the electromagnetic properties of the antenna notably, yet small enough so that the tag retains high performance even under 20-% strain. By comparing the simulated and measured results, we attest a strain-dependent sheet resistance model.

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