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Space-Filling Curve RFID Tags
Departmental Papers (ESE)
  • John McVay, Villanova University
  • Ahmad Hoorfar, Villanova University
  • Nader Engheta, University of Pennsylvania
A completely passive Radio Frequency Tag is proposed, utilizing the scattering from electrically small but resonant inclusions. When placing these space-filling curve inclusions in an array and scaling each element within the array such that each element has its own separate resonant frequency, a radio frequency barcode can be developed from the Radar Cross Section of the array. The narrow bandwidth inherent to such inclusions can be helpful in packing the overall signature into a relatively small frequency spectrum. Such Radio Frequency Tags may have potential use in some applications of Radio Frequency Identification Systems.
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Conference Paper
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Copyright 2006 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, pages 199-202.

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  • Compact Resonator,
  • Radar Cross Section,
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID),
  • Radio Frequency Tag (RFTAG),
  • Space Filling Curves
Citation Information
John McVay, Ahmad Hoorfar and Nader Engheta. "Space-Filling Curve RFID Tags" (2006)
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