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An impedance matching technique of a UHF-band RFID tag on a high-impedance surface with parasite elements

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6 Author(s)
Konishi, T. ; Reserch & Dev. Unit, NEC TOKIN Corp., Taihaku ; Miura, T. ; Numata, Y. ; Sato, S.
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In this paper, an impedance matching technique of a UHF RFID tag inlet antenna on a high impedance surface (HIS) with parasite elements is studied experimentally. It is shown that, regardless of the fact that the input impedance of the inlet antenna is affected by a vicinal HIS, parasite elements on the HIS can successfully recover the original input impedance and lead to a good matching to the IC chip without any modification to the tag antenna itself. A reading range of 4 m, which is almost the same as that in free space, is demonstrated with a 953 MHz band RFID tag inlet on a HIS with optimized parasite elements, and the validity and usefulness of the technique is confirmed experimentally using a commercial RFID system.

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Radio and Wireless Symposium, 2009. RWS '09. IEEE

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18-22 Jan. 2009