Design rules for chipless RFID tags based on multiple scatterers


In this paper, we present some design rules to create a chipless RFID tag that encodes the information in the frequency domain. Some criterions are introduced to make the best choice concerning the elementary scatterers that act like signal processing antennas. The performance of several scatterers will be compared before a study on the radiating properties of a versatile C-like scatterer. An electrical model as well as a transfer function model is presented to best understand the frequency response of both a single-layer and a grounded scatterer. An example of the design and the optimization of a chipless RFID tag based on the use of multiple scatterers are provided, and the frequency optimization step for each resonant peak will be discussed.

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The authors would like to thank Grenoble-Inp for their support via the BQR initiative. The authors also acknowledge the French National Research Agency for financially supporting this project via the ANR-09-VERS-013 program references.

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Vena, A., Perret, E. & Tedjini, S. Design rules for chipless RFID tags based on multiple scatterers. Ann. Telecommun. 68, 361–374 (2013).

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  • RFID
  • Chipless RFID
  • Design rules
  • Signal processing antennas
  • Scatterers