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Title: Analysis and solutions for RFID tag and RFID reader deployment in wireless communications applications : simulation and measurement of linear and circular polarised RFID tag and reader antennas and analysing the tag's radiation efficiency when operated close to the human body
Author: Al Khambashi, Majid Salim
Awarding Body: University of Bradford
Current Institution: University of Bradford
Date of Award: 2012
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The aim of this study is to analysis, investigate and find out the solutions for the problems associated with the implementations of antennas RFID Reader and Tag for various applications. In particular, the efficiency of the RFID reader antenna and the detection range of the RFID tag antenna, subject to a small and compact antenna's design configuration have been studied. The present work has been addressed directly to reduce the cost, size and increase the detection range and communication reliability of the RFID framework antennas. Furthermore, the modelling concept of RFID passive tags mounted on various materials including the novel design of RFID reader antenna using Genetic Algorithm (GA) are considered and discussed to maintain reliable and efficient antenna radiation performances. The main benefit of applying GA is to provide fast, accurate and reliable solutions of antenna's structure. Therefore, the GA has been successfully employed to design examples: meander-line, two linear cross elements and compact Helical- Spiral antennas. In addition, a hybrid method to model the human body interaction with RFID tag antenna operating at 900MHz has been studied. The near field distribution and the radiation pattern together with the statistical distribution of the radiation efficiency and the absorbed power in terms of cumulative distribution functions for different orientation and location of RFID's tag antenna on the human body have been demonstrated. Several tag antennas wi th symmetrical and unsymmetrical structure configurations operating in the European UHF band 850-950 MHz have been fabricated and tested. . The measured and simulated results have been found to be in a good agreement with reasonable impedance matching to the typical input impedance of an RFID integrated circuit chip and nominal power gain and radiation patterns.
Supervisor: Rajamani, Haile S.; Abd-Alhameed, Raed A. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) ; Sensor antennas ; Genetic Algorithms (GA) ; Antennas ; Antenna polarisation ; Radiation pattern ; Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) ; Method of Moments (MoM) ; Balun