Placement-insensitive flexible RFID antenna for 'peel-and-stick' applications

Jessica E. Ruyle, Alexander Moreno, Jennifer T. Bernhard

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Radio-frequency identification (RFID) systems with 'peel-and-stick' labels are currently limited to tracking items with nearly electromagnetically transparent material properties. This limitation stems from the antenna choice for these labels - a dipole variant. A ground plane edge treatment along with a feed slot with unique tuning capabilities is investigated as an alternative RFID antenna option. Ease of fabrication was maintained as a priority in all design decisions. The measured antenna displays true placement insensitivity with a constant impedance when attached to metal, lossy dielectric, or electromagnetically-transparent objects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-441
Number of pages9
JournalIET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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