Reading Technique of 2.45 GHz Band Small RFID Tags with an Adapter

Peng WANG  Hiroyuki KOGA  Sho YAMADA  Shigeki OBOTE  Kenichi KAGOSHIMA  Kenji ARAKI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E92-A   No.11   pp.2851-2857
Publication Date: 2009/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E92.A.2851
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Smart Multimedia & Communication Systems)
Category: Communication Theory and Systems
Keyword: 
2.45 GHz,  small RFID tag,  meander-line,  inductive coupling,  

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Summary: 
A 2.45-GHz-band small passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag consists of a small loop antenna and chip, and its size is several millimeters. Because of the tag's poor impedance-matching characteristic and radiation efficiency, an ordinary reader has difficulty reading it. We propose a new technique for reading the tag that involves installing a square half-wavelength meander-line conductor on the reader as an adapter and placing the adapter in the vicinity of the tag, and verify the effectiveness of the technique by simulation and experiment. Moreover, characteristics of simultaneous read of the small RFID tags by the proposed reading technique are revealed by simulation and experimental results.