This paper discusses the main design challenges of implantable UHF RFID antennas in lossy environments. A novel cylindrical implantable antenna concept is presented. The proposed antenna shows good performance inside lossy environments, like a human body. The RFID tag is able to work in a range up to 3 m for implantation depths in the range of 1 - 2.5 cm. A basic demonstrator with RFID integrated circuit (IC) was manufactured and tested in order to prove the proposed design strategy.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2014), 6-11 April 2014, The Hague, The Netherlands|
|Place of Publication||Piscataway|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2014 - The Hague, Netherlands|
Duration: 6 Apr 2014 → 11 Apr 2014
Conference number: 8
|Conference||8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2014|
|Abbreviated title||EuCAP 2014|
|Period||6/04/14 → 11/04/14|
Dubok, A., & Smolders, A. B. (2014). Increased operational range for implantable UHF RFID antennas. In Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2014), 6-11 April 2014, The Hague, The Netherlands (pp. 1749-1753). Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.