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Washing Durability of PDMS-Conductive Fabric Composite: Realizing Washable UHF RFID Tags

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Washing Durability of PDMS-Conductive Fabric Composite: Realizing Washable UHF RFID Tags. / Simorangkir, Roy B. V. B.; Le, Duc; Björninen, Toni; Sayem, Abu Sadat Md.; Zhadobov, Maxim; Sauleau, Ronan.

In: IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 24.09.2019, p. 1-1.

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Simorangkir, RBVB, Le, D, Björninen, T, Sayem, ASM, Zhadobov, M & Sauleau, R 2019, 'Washing Durability of PDMS-Conductive Fabric Composite: Realizing Washable UHF RFID Tags', IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, pp. 1-1. https://doi.org/10.1109/LAWP.2019.2943535

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Simorangkir, R. B. V. B., Le, D., Björninen, T., Sayem, A. S. M., Zhadobov, M., & Sauleau, R. (2019). Washing Durability of PDMS-Conductive Fabric Composite: Realizing Washable UHF RFID Tags. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 1-1. https://doi.org/10.1109/LAWP.2019.2943535

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Simorangkir RBVB, Le D, Björninen T, Sayem ASM, Zhadobov M, Sauleau R. Washing Durability of PDMS-Conductive Fabric Composite: Realizing Washable UHF RFID Tags. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. 2019 Sep 24;1-1. https://doi.org/10.1109/LAWP.2019.2943535

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Simorangkir, Roy B. V. B. ; Le, Duc ; Björninen, Toni ; Sayem, Abu Sadat Md. ; Zhadobov, Maxim ; Sauleau, Ronan. / Washing Durability of PDMS-Conductive Fabric Composite: Realizing Washable UHF RFID Tags. In: IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. 2019 ; pp. 1-1.

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title = "Washing Durability of PDMS-Conductive Fabric Composite: Realizing Washable UHF RFID Tags",
abstract = "In this paper, we present experimental investigations on washing durability of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)-conductive fabric composite, to validate its applicability for realization of flexible wearable antennas that can withstand multiple washing cycles. For this purpose, we designed an ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) passive tag antenna and fabricated several prototypes using such materials combination. Understanding the challenge of having a robust integration of lumped electronic component (e.g., RFID IC) on a flexible antenna, a new way to improve the interconnection has also been investigated. The tag prototypes were subjected to recurrent machine-washing tests, and after each washing cycle, their performance was analyzed mainly in terms of read range. The results reveal that, with a proper treatment on the antenna-IC fixture interconnection, the tag antennas developed with PDMS-conductive fabric composite can maintain their performance very well, showing a minimum degradation in read range after 15 cycles of washing.",
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