RFID Smart Bookshelf with Confined Detection Range at UHF

Konferenz: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
23.03.2009 - 27.03.2009 in Berlin, Germany

Tagungsband: EuCAP 2009

Seiten: 5Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Medeiros, Carla R.; Costa, Jorge R.; Fernandes, Carlos A. (Instituto de Telecomunicações, IST, Av. Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal)
Costa, Jorge R. (Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa, DCTI, Av. das Forças Armadas, 1649-026 Lisboa, Portugal)

This paper presents a simple yet very effective antenna solution for confined RFID detection within the limits of a bookshelf, operating at the three world assigned RFID sub-bands at UHF. The proposed concept uses a leaking microstrip transmission line with extended ground plane embedded on the shelf. When associated to a RFID reader, the proposed solution, allows univocal detection of tagged books above the shelf with proper field confinement to avoid undesired reading of neighboring shelves. The concept is explored by full-wave simulations and it is experimentally validated. Commercially available RFID reader and UHF tags are used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the solution.