By Topic

Octafilar helical antenna for handheld UHF RFID reader

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Zauind-Deen, S.H. ; Fac. of Electron. Eng., Minoufia Univ., Menouf, Egypt ; Malhat, H.A. ; Awadalla, K.H.

Octafilar helical antenna (OFHA) is proposed for handheld ultra-high-frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) reader. The investigated antenna configuration consists of OFHA placed on reader device in the presence of human hand model. The antenna is designed at UHF band centred at 915 MHz. The antenna return loss, axial ratio, gain, co-polarized and cross-polarized field components are calculated using the finite element method (FEM) and compared with that calculated by finite integration technique (FIT) for verification of the simulated results. A comparison between the performance of the quadrifilar helical antenna (QFHA) and the octafiliar helical antenna (OFHA) designed at 915 MHz in the presence of the reader device and human hand model is investigated. The OFHA introduces high gain, high front to back ratio, good axial ratio and omnidirectional coverage.

Published in:

Radio Science Conference (NRSC), 2011 28th National

Date of Conference:

26-28 April 2011