IEICE Electronics Express
Online ISSN : 1349-2543
ISSN-L : 1349-2543
Novel QR-incorporated chipless RFID tag
Humayun ShahidMuhammad Ali RiazYasar AminAdeel AkramJonathan LooHannu Tenhunen
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Article ID: 16.20180843


This work ideates a novel approach for designing a QR-incorporated data encoding structure that functions as a fully-passive, chipless radio frequency identification (RFID) tag. Several concentric square-shaped resonant slots embedded strategically within a QR-patterned region constitute the tag. A functional prototype is realized over an ungrounded Duroid® 5880 substrate, and the same is evaluated for its electromagnetic performance. The tag performs encoding of up to 118 data bits distributed across spectral and optical domain in a compact form factor measuring 55 × 55 mm2. Possible applications of the formulated tag include multi-layer authentication for secure access control in smart cities and connected homes.

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