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Hybrid antenna design for an optically powered SHF RFID transponder applicable in metals

Hybrid antenna design for an optically powered SHF RFID transponder applicable in metals

Kategorien Zeitschriften/Aufsätze (reviewed)
Jahr 2013
Autoren Meyer, J.; Franke, S.; Geck, B.; Overmeyer, L.
Veröffentlicht in International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies / Volume 5 / Special Issue 03 / June 2013, pp 241-247
Beschreibung

This paper presents a hybrid antenna design for an optically powered super high frequency (SHF) radio frequency identification transponder applicable for the integration into metal. The key feature of the antenna is its ability to receive microwave signals at SHF for data communication and optical signals for the power supply of the transponder. The antenna design is based on a circular waveguide which is filled with a bundle of polymer optical fibers to guide light to the photodiodes. In addition, a transition is placed within the circular waveguide to transfer the waveguide mode of the SHF signal into a microstrip mode which is a more suitable structure for the integration of electronic transponder components. This paper discusses the constraints and solutions for the aforementioned combination of SHF microwave and light. The figures of merit of the optical power supply are presented, including considerations of the light distribution and the obtained power as a function of the incident angle and the used polymer optical fiber diameter. Furthermore, the measured gain and return loss of the SHF antenna structure is compared to the simulated results.

DOI 10.1017/S1759078713000585