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Fabrication and reliability evaluation of passive UHF RFID T-shirts

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AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Otsikko2018 IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT2018 - Proceedings
KustantajaIEEE
Sivut1-4
Sivumäärä4
ISBN (elektroninen)9781538618516
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TilaJulkaistu - 8 kesäkuuta 2018
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaInternational Workshop on Antenna Technology -
Kesto: 1 tammikuuta 1900 → …

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ConferenceInternational Workshop on Antenna Technology
Ajanjakso1/01/00 → …

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In this paper, we present textile antennas fabricated for T-shirt RFID applications by cutting from commercially available electro-textile, by sewing with conductive thread, and by 3D printing with stretchable silver ink on a 100 % cotton fabric. The ready tags with attached ICs are coated with a protective stretchable encapsulant. The wireless performance of the T-shirt tags is evaluated initially as well as after seven washing cycles, followed by nine washing-drying cycles in a household washing and drying machines. The initial read ranges of all kinds of tags, when measured on-body, are around 3.5 meters. Based on the reliability testing results, the coating effectively protects the components from cyclic washing and drying.