The performance of different chipless RFID tag topologies are analysed in terms of Radar Cross Section (RCS) and Bit Error Rate (BER). It is shown that the BER is mainly determined by the tag Radar Cross Section (RCS) once that a standard reading scenario is considered and a fixed size of the tag is chosen. It is shown that the arrangement of the resonators in the chipless tag plays a crucial role in determining the cross-polar RCS of the tag. The RCS of the tag is computed theoretically by using array theory where each resonator is treated as a separate scatterer completely characterized by a specific reflection coefficient. Several resonators arrangements (periodic and non-periodic) are compared, keeping the physical area of the tag fixed. Theoretical and experimental analysis demonstrate that the periodic configuration guarantees the maximum achievable RCS thus providing a global lower BER of the chipless RFID communication system. We believe that the BER is the more meaningful and fair figure of merit for comparing the performance of different tags than bt/cm2 or bt/Hz since the increase of encoded information of the tag is useful only if it can be correctly decoded.

Radar Cross Section of Chipless RFID tags and BER Performance

Borgese M.;Genovesi S.;Manara G.;Costa F.
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2020-01-01

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The performance of different chipless RFID tag topologies are analysed in terms of Radar Cross Section (RCS) and Bit Error Rate (BER). It is shown that the BER is mainly determined by the tag Radar Cross Section (RCS) once that a standard reading scenario is considered and a fixed size of the tag is chosen. It is shown that the arrangement of the resonators in the chipless tag plays a crucial role in determining the cross-polar RCS of the tag. The RCS of the tag is computed theoretically by using array theory where each resonator is treated as a separate scatterer completely characterized by a specific reflection coefficient. Several resonators arrangements (periodic and non-periodic) are compared, keeping the physical area of the tag fixed. Theoretical and experimental analysis demonstrate that the periodic configuration guarantees the maximum achievable RCS thus providing a global lower BER of the chipless RFID communication system. We believe that the BER is the more meaningful and fair figure of merit for comparing the performance of different tags than bt/cm2 or bt/Hz since the increase of encoded information of the tag is useful only if it can be correctly decoded.
2020
Borgese, M.; Genovesi, S.; Manara, G.; Costa, F.
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