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Reliability evaluation of wearable radio frequency identification tags: Design and fabrication of a two-part textile antenna

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title = "Reliability evaluation of wearable radio frequency identification tags: Design and fabrication of a two-part textile antenna",
abstract = "Passive radio frequency identification-based technology is a convincing approach to the achievement of versatile energy- and cost-efficient wireless platforms for future wearable applications. By using two-part antenna structures, the antenna-electronics interconnections can remain non-stressed, which can significantly improve the reliability of the textile-embedded wireless components. In this article, we describe fabrication of two-part stretchable and non-stretchable passive ultra-high frequency radio frequency identification textile tags using electro-textile and embroidered antennas, and test their reliability when immersed as well as under cyclic strain. The results are compared to tags with traditional one-part dipole antennas fabricated from electro-textiles and by embroidery. Based on the results achieved, the initial read ranges of the two-part antenna tags, around 5 m, were only slightly shorter than those of the one-part antenna tags. In addition, the tag with two-part antennas can maintain high performance in a moist environment and during continuous stretching, unlike the one-part antenna tag where the antenna-integrated circuit attachment is under stress.",
keywords = "E-textile antenna, embroidery antenna, radio frequency identification",
author = "Xiaochen Chen and Leena Ukkonen and Johanna Virkki",
year = "2019",
doi = "10.1177/0040517517750651",
language = "English",
volume = "89",
journal = "Textile Research Journal",
issn = "0040-5175",
publisher = "SAGE Publications",
number = "4",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Reliability evaluation of wearable radio frequency identification tags

T2 - Design and fabrication of a two-part textile antenna

AU - Chen, Xiaochen

AU - Ukkonen, Leena

AU - Virkki, Johanna

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - Passive radio frequency identification-based technology is a convincing approach to the achievement of versatile energy- and cost-efficient wireless platforms for future wearable applications. By using two-part antenna structures, the antenna-electronics interconnections can remain non-stressed, which can significantly improve the reliability of the textile-embedded wireless components. In this article, we describe fabrication of two-part stretchable and non-stretchable passive ultra-high frequency radio frequency identification textile tags using electro-textile and embroidered antennas, and test their reliability when immersed as well as under cyclic strain. The results are compared to tags with traditional one-part dipole antennas fabricated from electro-textiles and by embroidery. Based on the results achieved, the initial read ranges of the two-part antenna tags, around 5 m, were only slightly shorter than those of the one-part antenna tags. In addition, the tag with two-part antennas can maintain high performance in a moist environment and during continuous stretching, unlike the one-part antenna tag where the antenna-integrated circuit attachment is under stress.

AB - Passive radio frequency identification-based technology is a convincing approach to the achievement of versatile energy- and cost-efficient wireless platforms for future wearable applications. By using two-part antenna structures, the antenna-electronics interconnections can remain non-stressed, which can significantly improve the reliability of the textile-embedded wireless components. In this article, we describe fabrication of two-part stretchable and non-stretchable passive ultra-high frequency radio frequency identification textile tags using electro-textile and embroidered antennas, and test their reliability when immersed as well as under cyclic strain. The results are compared to tags with traditional one-part dipole antennas fabricated from electro-textiles and by embroidery. Based on the results achieved, the initial read ranges of the two-part antenna tags, around 5 m, were only slightly shorter than those of the one-part antenna tags. In addition, the tag with two-part antennas can maintain high performance in a moist environment and during continuous stretching, unlike the one-part antenna tag where the antenna-integrated circuit attachment is under stress.

KW - E-textile antenna

KW - embroidery antenna

KW - radio frequency identification

U2 - 10.1177/0040517517750651

DO - 10.1177/0040517517750651

M3 - Article

VL - 89

JO - Textile Research Journal

JF - Textile Research Journal

SN - 0040-5175

IS - 4

ER -