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Project: Advanced Antennas for Radio Frequency Identification and Localization

Acronym: RFID-Local
Main Objective: 1. Extension of previous work from this team on UHF RFID antennas for smart storeware, to replace or complement current optical bar code solutions, with the added value of enabling automation.

2. Design of dedicated UHF RFID passive tags for application on specific type of objects to enhance its detection, considering omnidirectionality, size, read range and sensitivity to nearby objects. Commercially available passive chips will be integrated into the developed prototypes.

3. Development of antennas for a new generation of ultra wideband impulse radio (IR-UWB) RFID technology at microwaves (3 to 10 GHz). Studies will explore the use of these tags for precise indoor location applications; this includes the development of a demonstration test bed.
Reference: PTDC/EEA-TEL/102390/2008
Funding: FCT/PTDC
Start Date: 01-01-2010
End Date: 01-12-2012
Team: Carlos Antonio Cardoso Fernandes, Jorge Manuel Lopes Leal Rodrigues da Costa, Carla Sofia dos Reis Medeiros, Eduardo Jorge da Costa Brás Lima, Andela Zaric, Ana Catarina Caniço Cruz
Groups: Antennas and Propagation – Lx
Local Coordinator: Carlos Antonio Cardoso Fernandes
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