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Utilizing Everyday Metallic Structures as UHF RFID Antennas

Taylor, P.S., Batchelor, John C. (2018) Utilizing Everyday Metallic Structures as UHF RFID Antennas. In: 12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2018). . ISBN 978-1-78561-815-4. E-ISBN 978-1-78561-816-1. (doi:10.1049/cp.2018.1220) (KAR id:71663)


This paper introduces a technique where everyday metallic objects can be made resonant at a frequency of interest and to function as an antenna. This is achieved by the coupling of parallel resonant devices referred to as “Linear Resonators” to a metallic structure, where the Linear Resonator fundamentally operates as a passive frequency selective switch. Presented here is an initial proof of concept design targeted at the European RFID band. The design performance is evaluated both by simulation and practical measurements on various tubular structures.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1049/cp.2018.1220
Uncontrolled keywords: Antenna, RFID, Linear Resonator, Traps, Assistive Technology
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics > TK7871.6 Antennas and waveguides
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (
Depositing User: John Batchelor
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 18:41 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 18:41 UTC
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