Passive UHF RFID Tag with Multiple Sensing Capabilities
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AuthorFernández-Salmerón, José; Rivadeneyra, Almudena; Martínez Martí, Fernando; Capitán Vallvey, Luis Fermín; Palma López, Alberto José; Carvajal Rodríguez, Miguel Ángel
Screen printingPrinted electronicsUHF antennaRFID tagSensorSwitch
Fernández-Salmerón, J.; et al. Passive UHF RFID Tag with Multiple Sensing Capabilities. Sensors, 15(10): 26769-26782 (2015). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/49237]
SponsorshipThis work was partially funded by the Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia under Projects CTQ2009-14428-C02-01 and CTQ2009-14428-C02-02 and the Junta de Andalucía (Proyecto de Excelencia P10-TIC-5997), Spain. This project was partially supported by European Regional Development Funds (ERDF).
This work presents the design, fabrication, and characterization of a printed radio frequency identification tag in the ultra-high frequency band with multiple sensing capabilities. This passive tag is directly screen printed on a cardboard box with the aim of monitoring the packaging conditions during the different stages of the supply chain. This tag includes a commercial force sensor and a printed opening detector. Hence, the force applied to the package can be measured as well as the opening of the box can be detected. The architecture presented is a passive single-chip RFID tag. An electronic switch has been implemented to be able to measure both sensor magnitudes in the same access without including a microcontroller or battery. Moreover, the chip used here integrates a temperature sensor and, therefore, this tag provides three different parameters in every reading.