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Sensors 2011, 11(1), 938-948; doi:10.3390/s110100938

RFID Label Tag Design for Metallic Surface Environments

Department of Electronic Engineering, Dongguk University, 3-26, Pil-dong, Joong-gu, Seoul, Korea
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Received: 3 November 2010 / Revised: 9 December 2010 / Accepted: 6 January 2011 / Published: 17 January 2011
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This paper describes a metal mount RFID tag that works reliably on metallic surfaces. The method proposes the use of commercial label type RFID tags with 2.5 mm thick Styrofoam103.7 with a relative permittivity of 1.03 attached on the back of the tag. In order to verify the performance of the proposed method, we performed experiments on an electric transformer supply chain system. The experimental results showed that the proposed tags can communicate with readers from a distance of 2 m. The recognition rates are comparable to those of commercial metallic mountable tags.
Keywords: RFID tag; metallic surface; supply chain; electric transformers RFID tag; metallic surface; supply chain; electric transformers
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Park, C.R.; Eom, K.H. RFID Label Tag Design for Metallic Surface Environments. Sensors 2011, 11, 938-948.

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