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Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rashidzadeh, Rashid (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
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This thesis presents a new antenna design for passive RFID tags operating at super high frequency band. The proposed antenna includes a cross-array of five elements supporting beam-scanning range over two perpendicular planes. The beam-scanning capability allows the tag to communicate over longer distances without demanding extra power. A matching network between antenna elements and front-end circuitry has also been designed to eliminate phase shift. 3D full-wave electromagnetic simulation results using HFSS CAD tool indicate that the proposed antenna supports 10 dB gain and beam-scanning of more than 180o over two planes which can be exploited to provide location positioning services.
Sawadi, Amar, "An RFID Directional Antenna for Location Positioning" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 138.