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dc.titleNear-field UHF RFID reader antenna design
dc.contributor.authorGOH CHEAN KHAN
dc.identifier.citationGOH CHEAN KHAN (2009-08-19). Near-field UHF RFID reader antenna design. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this work is to design near-field UHF RFID reader antennas with wide coverage areas and long detection distances. In this thesis, three designs of near-field UHF RFID reader antenna are presented. A top-to-bottom coupled segmented loop antenna, a side-by-side coupled segmented loop antenna, and a loop antenna with phase shifters are proposed. Segmented line structures are introduced to keep the current flowing on the electrically large antenna in phase. Phase shifters are proposed to provide a 180 degree phase shift to the phase-inversed current so that the current flowing on the electrically large antenna is kept in a single direction. These antennas, with electrical sizes larger than at least one operating wavelength, produce strong and even magnetic field distribution over the near-field interrogation zones. Compared to conventional solid loop antennas of similar interrogation zones, the proposed antennas are shown to afford wider coverage areas and longer RFID tag detection distances.
dc.subjectantenna, loop antenna, near-field antenna, RFID, reader antenna, UHF
dc.contributor.departmentELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
dc.contributor.supervisorCHEN ZHINING
dc.contributor.supervisorOOI BAN LEONG
dc.description.degreeconferredMASTER OF ENGINEERING
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