Statistical analysis of the effect of ground plane serrations on thin planar RFID antennas

Pallavi Sharma, Jennifer Bernhard

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Abstract

Thin form factor and placement-insensitivity are essential qualities of planar RFID antennas. Placement insensitivity can be achieved by introducing a conducting back plane. As the antennas become thinner, most of the energy is stored in the form of parallel plate modes resulting in the reduction of the bandwidth. Edge treatment in the form of serrations can be used to improve the bandwidth of such antennas. Researchers have investigated the use of serrations in resonant length antennas for bandwidth improvement. However, the behavior of serrations in non-resonant length antennas has not been studied in detail. This paper examines the changes in characteristic modes of non-resonant length antenna due to the change in the dimensions of serrations and proximity to the back plane. Statistical analysis is performed to ascertain the effect of antenna thickness, serration depth and serration width on the characteristic modes of the antenna.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages947-948
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028863
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 25 2016
Event2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jul 1 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Proceedings

Other

Other2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016
CountryPuerto Rico
CityFajardo
Period6/26/167/1/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Sharma, P., & Bernhard, J. (2016). Statistical analysis of the effect of ground plane serrations on thin planar RFID antennas. In 2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Proceedings (pp. 947-948). [7696182] (2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2016.7696182