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Electronics 2019, 8(1), 35;

Low-Cost Portable Reader for Frequency Domain Chipless Tags: Architecture and Experimental Results on Depolarizing Tags

Cubit scarl, 56023 Navacchio (PI), Italy
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Università di Pisa, 56122 Pisa, Italy
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Received: 20 November 2018 / Revised: 21 December 2018 / Accepted: 23 December 2018 / Published: 1 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue RFID, WPT and Energy Harvesting)
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In this paper, a low-cost chipless reader for detecting depolarizing tags is described. The reader operates in the frequency band (2–2.5) GHz, and it is compact and integrated in a single board. The reader architecture and its transmitting and receiving antennas are presented. Reader antennas comprise of two orthogonally placed, E-shaped patches with a decoupling below −35 dB. The reader performance is evaluated on a four-bit tag formed by four obliquely placed dipoles on top of a metallic ground plane. View Full-Text
Keywords: Chipless RFID; Chipless RFID reader Chipless RFID; Chipless RFID reader

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Boggioni, L.; Monti, L.; Terranova, S.; Costa, F.; Genovesi, S.; Manara, G. Low-Cost Portable Reader for Frequency Domain Chipless Tags: Architecture and Experimental Results on Depolarizing Tags. Electronics 2019, 8, 35.

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