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Two-part stretchable passive UHF RFID textile tags

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium - Spring, PIERS 2017
PublisherElectromagnetics Academy
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509062690
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2017
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


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


We present two-part stretchable passive UHF RFID textile tags using electro-textile and embroidered antennas, and test their reliability under cyclic stretching. The tags'wireless performance is evaluated initially and after up to a 100 stretching cycles. The measurement results show that the initial read ranges of the electro-textile and embroidered tags are 5.5 meters and 6.3 meters, respectively. The cyclic strain does not affect the read ranges of the embroidered tags, and the read ranges of the electro-textile tags are only slightly affected, i.e., decreased about 50 cm after the first stretching cycle, and then settled Based on these results, the use of two-part structures can improve the strain reliability of textile RFID tags.