Departmental Papers (ESE)


A completely passive Radio Frequency Tag is proposed, utilizing the scattering from electrically small but resonant inclusions. When placing these space-filling curve inclusions in an array and scaling each element within the array such that each element has its own separate resonant frequency, a radio frequency barcode can be developed from the Radar Cross Section of the array. The narrow bandwidth inherent to such inclusions can be helpful in packing the overall signature into a relatively small frequency spectrum. Such Radio Frequency Tags may have potential use in some applications of Radio Frequency Identification Systems.

Document Type

Conference Paper

Date of this Version

July 2006


Copyright 2006 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, pages 199-202.

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Compact Resonator, Radar Cross Section, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Radio Frequency Tag (RFTAG), Space Filling Curves



Date Posted: 14 April 2006