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On the Design and Implementation of Efficient Antennas for HF RFID Readers
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  • Ernest Ofosu Addo,
  • Benjamin Kommey,
  • Andrew Selasi Agbemenu,
  • Hermann Kumbong
Ernest Ofosu Addo
University of Siena
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Benjamin Kommey
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology College of Arts and Social Science
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Andrew Selasi Agbemenu
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
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Hermann Kumbong
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
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Abstract

This paper describes an in-depth methodical approach to the development of efficient high frequency (HF) antennas for usage in radio frequency identification (RFID) systems operating at 13.56MHz. It presents brief theory relevant to RFID communication and sets up a framework within which features and requirements of antennas are linked to key design parameters such as antenna form-factor and size; RF power level, materials and communication protocol. Tuning circuits necessary to adjust the resonance and power matching characteristics of antennas for good transponder interrogation and response recovery are discussed. To validate the approaches outlined, a complete step-wise antenna design and measurement described. Common practical problems that are often encountered in such design processes are also commented on.

Peer review status:Published

06 Aug 2020Submitted to Engineering Reports
18 Aug 2020Submission Checks Completed
18 Aug 2020Assigned to Editor
20 Aug 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
15 Sep 2020Editorial Decision: Reject & Resub
11 Dec 20201st Revision Received
14 Dec 2020Assigned to Editor
14 Dec 2020Submission Checks Completed
13 Jan 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
22 Jan 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Major
17 Mar 20212nd Revision Received
17 Mar 2021Submission Checks Completed
17 Mar 2021Assigned to Editor
17 Mar 2021Editorial Decision: Accept
06 Apr 2021Published in Engineering Reports. 10.1002/eng2.12407