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Multi-system, multi-band RFID antenna: bridging the gap between HF- and UHF-based RFID applications

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5 Author(s)
Hirvonen, M. ; VTT Tech. Res. Centre of Finland, Espoo ; Pesonen, N. ; Vermesan, O. ; Rusu, C.
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In this paper a multi-system, multi-band antenna structure for RFID applications is presented. The antenna covers two UHF bands allocated for RFID use in Europe (866-868 MHz) and N. America (902-928 MHz) with a dual-band PIFA element as well as HF 13.56 MHz band with a near-field coil. Both systems in the antenna are shown to perform well on free space and on metal, allowing a wide use of the same tag antenna on different environments and systems.

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Microwave Conference, 2008. EuMC 2008. 38th European

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27-31 Oct. 2008