A Novel "Green" Inkjet-Printed Z-Shaped Monopole Antenna for RFID Applications

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

Tagungsband: EuCAP 2009

Seiten: 4Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Konstas, Zissis; Uzunoglu, Nikolaos (Microwave and Fiber Optics Lab, National Technical University of Athens, Zografos, Athens, Greece)
Konstas, Zissis; Rida, Amin; Vyas, Rushi; Tentzeris, Manos M. (School of ECE/GEDC, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-250, USA)
Katsibas, Konstantinos (COSMOTE Mobile Telecommunications S.A., 95-97 Kifisias Ave., 15124, Athens, Greece)

In this paper, a novel “green” inkjet-printed antenna for UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags is presented. A slotted Z-shaped monopole configuration is selected and fabricated using inkjet-printing technology on a flexible, low-cost paper substrate utilizing a simple, fast, and environmentally friendly process. The design characteristics of the antenna are verified and the simulated results are compared with measurements showing good agreement.