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Possibilities of Fabricating Copper-based RFID Tags with Photonic-sintered Inkjet Printing and Thermal Transfer Printing

Rizwan, Muhammad; Adhur Kutty, Ajith; Kgwadi, Monageng; Drysdale, Timothy D.; Sydänheimo, Lauri; Ukkonen, Leena and Virkki, Johanna (2017). Possibilities of Fabricating Copper-based RFID Tags with Photonic-sintered Inkjet Printing and Thermal Transfer Printing. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (Early Access).

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Abstract

This letter studies the possibilities of manufacturing copper-based passive UHF RFID tags using inkjet and thermal printing on two substrate materials, polyimide (Kapton) and a polyester based substrate (Flexcon THERMLfilm). Both printing methods are tested to fabricate different tag designs, and the performance of successfully printed tags is evaluated using wireless measurements. Measurement results show that both the printing methods, while using copper material, can be used to effectively fabricate passive UHF RFID tag antennas on selected substrates.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 IEEE
ISSN: 1548-5757
Keywords: copper; inkjet printing; Kapton; photonic sintering; RFID; THERMLfilm; thermal printing
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 48943
Depositing User: Timothy Drysdale
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2017 09:05
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 10:51
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/48943
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