Minkowski fractal microstrip antenna for RFID tags

M. Rusu, Mervi Hirvonen, H. Rahimi, P. Enoksson, C. Rusu, Nadine Pesonen, O. Vermesan, H. Rustad

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    The unique properties of fractals have been exploited to develop a new class of antenna element designs that are multi band and compact in size. These properties are very important for RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) tags where the small size, planar geometries, multi band operation and low cost are essential for many applications. This paper presents a one loop Minkowski modified antenna using a unique configuration and operating at 868 MHz and 2.45 GHz that has been realized on a Rogers Duroid substrate. Experimental results confirm the theoretical prediction. In addition, the principle applied in this design could be used to create even smaller devices by using different substrates. (23 refs.)
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publication38th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2008
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Print)978-2-87487-006-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event38th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2008 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 27 Oct 200831 Oct 2008


    Conference38th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2008
    Abbreviated titleEuMC 2008


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