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Compact tag antenna for UHF active RFID applications

  • Jui-Han Lu (a1) and Zi-Hao Liou (a1)


By introducing an L-shaped metal plate connecting with the spiral monopole antenna, a planar compact ultra-high-frequency (UHF) tag antenna for radiofrequency identification system is proposed. With the overall antenna size of only 13 × 9 × 1.6 mm3, the proposed tag antenna provides the measured impedance bandwidth of 12 MHz to comply with Taiwan UHF operating band (922–928 MHz). The measured peak gain and antenna efficiency are approximately −1.1 dBi and 27% for Taiwan UHF band, respectively. Meanwhile, the measured reading distance can approach 250 m. Good tag sensitivity is obtained across the desired frequency band.


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Compact tag antenna for UHF active RFID applications

  • Jui-Han Lu (a1) and Zi-Hao Liou (a1)


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