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Folded Comb-line Array for Healthcare 5G-RFID-based IoT applications

Hughes, Jack, Occhiuzzi, Cecilia, Batchelor, John C., Marrocco, Gaetano (2021) Folded Comb-line Array for Healthcare 5G-RFID-based IoT applications. In: 2021 IEEE International Conference on RFID (RFID). . pp. 1-5. IEEE ISBN 978-1-66544-090-5. (doi:10.1109/RFID52461.2021.9477309) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:94866)

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The paper proposes a wearable miniaturized antenna array suitable to be adopted in 3.6 GHz body-centric backscattering communications. The array is a modified version of the comb-line antenna, whose horizontal segments are bent such to place the radiating dipoles near and increase the radiation efficiency of the structure by exploiting the vertical component of the transmission line currents. The antenna footprint is hence sensibly improved. Parametric analysis are performed and an optimal configuration is derived capable to provide a theoretical read distance of more than 4m.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/RFID52461.2021.9477309
Uncontrolled keywords: Wearable antenna array, backscattering communication, 5-G
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: 03 May 2022 15:09 UTC
Last Modified: 04 May 2022 16:15 UTC
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