Efficiency Problem of FMCG Identification in HF RFID System with Multiplexed Antennas for Commercial Refrigerator

  • Piotr Jankowski-MihułowiczEmail author
  • Mariusz Węglarski
  • Wojciech Lichoń
  • Marcin Pilarz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 548)


The overriding goal of the research discussed in the article is to propose an RFID system with the set of multiplexed RWD antennas that could be implemented in a commercial refrigerator. The need to solve this type of a problem has been reported by the one of the authors’ partner from the industry. The main assumptions for designing the demonstration system consist in the possibility of obtaining 100% efficiency for the identification of electronically marked bottles with beverages as well as lack of significant interferences in the construction of the refrigerator that could disturb the operating and maintaining conditions. According to these requirements and meeting the partner’s needs and expectations, several configurations of the set of multiplexed RWD antennas have been designed, simulated and examined on the experimental stand in the authors’ laboratory. On the basis of obtained results the conclusions have been drawn regarding the construction of the RFID system, its implementation in the commercial refrigerators and suggestions for structural changes in the devices at manufacturing process. In addition, the usefulness of the proposed system should be considered in a broader context since the transponders applied to the bottles could be used in the whole life cycle of a FMCG product (production, logistics, marketing services, recycling and others).


RFID Read/write devices Multiplexed antennas Refrigerator 



Results of Grants No. PBS1/A3/3/2012, POIR.01.01.01-00-0226/15 from Polish National Centre for Research and Development as well as Statutory Activity of Rzeszow University of Technology were applied in this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronic and Telecommunications SystemsRzeszow University of TechnologyRzeszowPoland
  2. 2.Talkin ThingsWarsawPoland

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