Distinguished Prof. Yahya Rahmat-Samii Paper Appeared on the Cover Page of an IEEE Magazine
Distinguished Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii’s paper entitled, “Advances in Antenna Designs for UHF RFID Tags Mountable on Conductive Items”, appeared on the cover page of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Magazine, Vol. 56, PP. 79-103, February 2014. This work was conducted in collaboration with Prof. Rahmat-Samii’s colleagues at Tamere University of Technology, Finland. Passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology provides the means for wireless automatic identification of assets equipped with maintenance-free and remotely addressable tags utilizing the modulation of the antenna scattering for energy efficient data transfer. Design of antennas for metal mountable radio-frequency identification tags is driven by a unique set of challenges: cheap, small, low-profile and conformal structures that need to provide reliable operation when tags are mounted on conductive platforms of various shapes and sizes. The article reviews and summarizes the state-of-the-art progress and presents future prospects.