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A novel RFID tag antenna mountable on metallic objects
  This paper investigates the design of UHF RFID tagging antennas mounted on, or in close proximity, with a conducting surface. Detailed simulation and analysis of the tag antenna was carried out for 900 MHz operation. The antenna dimensions were fixed at 32.5 mm × 9.5 mm × 1.6 mm. From simulation the input impedance of the target transponder antenna was found to be (14.3-j140.9) Ω, normalized to 50 Ω. The final design was tested to identify an object consisting of a metal surface, the effective detection was found to be between 0.7 m and 1.2 m.

  • Date:

    31 March 2012

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  • Library of Congress:

    TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    621.38 Electronics & Communications engineering

  • Funders:

    Historic Funder (pre-Worktribe)


Alkhambashi, M., Hussaini, A., Abd-Alhameed, R., See, C., Noras, J., Child, M., & Rodriguez, J. (2012). A novel RFID tag antenna mountable on metallic objects. In 2012 6th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), 1-4.



passive RFID tag, antenna, conducting surface, measurement

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