High-density 3d printable chipless rfid tag with structure of passive slot rings

Zhonghua Ma, Yanfeng Jiang

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Abstract

A three-dimensional (3D) printable chipless radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, with high density and sensitivity, is proposed and fulfilled on insulator substrates. By printing a rectangular slot ring and designing specific geometry on the substrate, the printed structure shows high sensitivity in a resonant manner, with the benefits of high density and low cost. Considering the multiple rectangular rings with different sizes in a concentric distribution, a bit coding sequence can be observed in frequency spectra because of the corresponding different resonant frequencies aroused by the printed slots. In this way, the 3D printable chipless RFID tag can be fulfilled by adopting the structure of the rectangular slot ring on the insulated substrates. The main characteristics of the designed rectangular slot rings are verified on both flexible and solid substrates. A 12-bit chipless tag based on the slot ring structures is designed and implemented. The simulation and experiment results show good agreement on its characteristics. The frequency response reveals the fact that the 2th, 3th and 4th harmonic do not exist, which is a unique merit for improving the encoding capacity and the sensitivity of the corresponding reader. The electric field direction of the electromagnetic wave of the reader excitation tag is demonstrated to be wide, up to 90◦ on the tag horizontal plane, 30◦ on the vertical direction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2535
JournalSensors (Switzerland)
Volume19
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019

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Funding:ReferencesThis work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61774078) and the

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5. ConForclustheion RFID system, the security and encryption is highly required to protect the A novel compact chipless RFID, utilizing the concave‐down slot on F4BM substrate, is proposed and demonstrated in this paper by 3D printing technology, with the benefit of high density and high sensitivity. This is the first time to show a real 3D printable RFID tag. The tag with 12‐bit coding capacity is realized in the 2 GHz to 9 GHz bandwidth. The correct data signal can be received by reader at 50 cm from the tag. Simulation and measurement results 5. Conclusions show good agreement. The tag is low cost and convenient for coding. It can be printed easily on flexibAlen aonvdel csoomlidp ascutbcshtirpalteesss, RwFiItDh ,purtoilmiziisnigngth efuctounrcea vtoe -dtaokwe nthsleo tpolancFe 4oBfM thsue bisntcrautme,biesnptr ooppotisceadl abnardcoddeme. onstrated in this paper by 3D printing technology, with the benefit of high density and high sensitivity. This is the first time to show a real 3D printable RFID tag. Author Contributions: These authors contributed equally to this work. Z.M. and Y.J. conceived the study and the experiments. Z.M. and Y.J. carried out the experiments and data analysis. All authors discussed the results signal can be received by reader at 50 cm from the tag. Simulation and measurement results show good agreement. The tag is low cost and convenient for coding. It can be printed easily on flexible and Funding: This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61774078) and the solid substrates, with promising future to take the place of the incumbent optical barcode. Natural Science Foundation of Fujian Province (2019J01718) and the Scientific Research Foundation of Jimei University, China (ZQ2018013). Author Contributions: These authors contributed equally to this work. Z.M. and Y.J. conceived the study and the experiments. Z.M. and Y.J. carried out the experiments and data analysis. All authors discussed the results and Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest. participated in drafting and revising the manuscript.

Funding Information:
Natural Science Foundation of Fujian Province (2019J01718) and the Scientific Research Foundation of Jimei 1. Choi, T.M. Coordination and Risk Analysis of VMI Supply Chains with RFID Technology. IEEE Trans. Ind.

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Keywords

  • Chipless tag
  • Radar cross-section (RCS)
  • Radio frequency identification (RFID)
  • Rectangular slot ring

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