The practical feasibility of using RFID in a metal environment

Kanik Arora*, Hugo Mallinson, Anand Kulkarni, James Brusey, Duncan McFarlane

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Abstract

Passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has revolutionized the way in which products are identified. This paper considers the effect of metals on the performance of RFID at ultra high frequency (UHF). The paper establishes read patterns in space, highlighting the interference of RF waves due to three different metals, one ferrous and the other two non ferrous, when placed behind a transponder. The effect of thickness of the metal plate is also examined. Different metals have been found to have different interference effects although there are some similarities in their read patterns related to their material properties. Also experiments have been carried out to identify and establish various methods of improving this performance. Finally, differences between performance-measuring parameters, namely attenuating transmitted power and calculating read rate at a fixed attenuation are established and possible reasons of these observations are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2007
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1681-1685
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1424406595, 9781424406593, 1424406587
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2007 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2007 - Kowloon, China
Duration: 11 Mar 200715 Mar 2007

Other

Other2007 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2007
CountryChina
CityKowloon
Period11/03/0715/03/07

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