Design and Characterization of RFID Modules in Multilayer Configurations
Basat, Sabri S.
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Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) Tags have become quite widespread in many services in the industry such as access control, parcel and document tracking, distribution logistics, automotive systems, and livestock or pet tracking. In these applications, a wireless communication link is provided between a remote transponder (antenna and integrated circuit (IC)) and an interrogator or reader. A suitable antenna for these tags must have low cost, low profile and especially small size whereas the bandwidth requirement (few kilohertz to megahertz) is less critical. In this document, methods to reduce tag size, the performance optimization of the tag by using novel antenna matching techniques for increased operational bandwidth and gain/radiation pattern/radiation efficiency improvement are introduced for 13.56 MHz HF and 915 MHz UHF RFID tags.In addition, an evaluation of an active 915 MHz UHF RFID field study for container tracking at the port of Savannah, GA is also presented.