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Supply Chain Integrity Tilt Sensing RFID Tag

Ziai, Mohamed A. and Batchelor, John C. (2018) Supply Chain Integrity Tilt Sensing RFID Tag. In: 2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Advanced Materials and Processes for RF and THz Applications (IMWS-AMP). IEEE. ISBN 978-1-5386-0481-6. E-ISBN 978-1-5386-0480-9. (doi:10.1109/IMWS-AMP.2017.8247357) (KAR id:66142)


A tilt sensing tag is presented with a passive wireless RFID communications link. The tag is designed to reduce its read range when tilted in order to signal and memorize mishandling during transit or storage. The novelty of this design is the incorporation of mechanically altered ground plane separation from the antenna to achieve 2 states of input match, and also the introduction of a pair of sensing pads connected directly to the antenna port to facilitate the tilt detection and the retention of that information. The significance is for supply chain integrity with the realization of low cost wireless sensing tags that can be deployed widely in the monitoring of objects using standard RFID transponder chips, without the need of continuous energy harvesting, on-tag batteries or super capacitors. The results show that, when mounted on a variety of platforms, the tags are able to detect and retain tilt events by signalling states through backscattered power levels. The mechanical structure of the tag is proposed for manufacture by new additive printing techniques.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/IMWS-AMP.2017.8247357
Uncontrolled keywords: RFID; supply chain; tilt sensor
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK6540 Radio > TK6570.M6 Mobile communication systems
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: John Batchelor
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 12:54 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 04:32 UTC
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