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Compressive strain measurement using RFID patch antenna sensors

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Yksityiskohdat

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoSensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2014
KustantajaSPIE
Vuosikerta9061
ISBN (painettu)9780819499875
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2014
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaSensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2014 - San Diego, CA, Yhdysvallat
Kesto: 10 maaliskuuta 201413 maaliskuuta 2014

Conference

ConferenceSensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2014
MaaYhdysvallat
KaupunkiSan Diego, CA
Ajanjakso10/03/1413/03/14

Tiivistelmä

In this research, two radiofrequency identification (RFID) antenna sensor designs are tested for compressive strain measurement. The first design is a passive (battery-free) folded patch antenna sensor with a planar dimension of 61mm × 69mm. The second design is a slotted patch antenna sensor, whose dimension is reduced to 48mm × 44mm by introducing slots on antenna conducting layer to detour surface current path. A three-point bending setup is fabricated to apply compression on a tapered aluminum specimen mounted with an antenna sensor. Mechanics-electromagnetics coupled simulation shows that the antenna resonance frequency shifts when each antenna sensor is under compressive strain. Extensive compression tests are conducted to verify the strain sensing performance of the two sensors. Experimental results confirm that the resonance frequency of each antenna sensor increases in an approximately linear relationship with respect to compressive strain. The compressive strain sensing performance of the two RFID antenna sensors, including strain sensitivity and determination coefficient, is evaluated based on the experimental data.