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RFID activity @ LACIME Lab.

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  1. 1. Mehdi SI MOUSSA and Ammar. B. Kouki<br /><br />Post Doctoral Fellow<br />Communications and Microelectronics Laboratory (LACIME)<br />Department of Electric al Engineering<br />École de Technologie Supérieure<br /><br />Meander Line Antenna for RFID Applications in Health Care<br />1<br />08/05/2011<br />
  2. 2. RFID <br />Frequencies<br />RFID technology<br />RFID @ LACIME<br />Introduction<br />Expertises<br />RFID for biopsy cassettes<br />Introduction<br />RFID in health care <br />Antenna performance Analysis<br />LTCC ?<br />Conclusions<br />Outline<br />2<br />08/05/2011<br />
  3. 3. RFID 1/3<br />08/05/2011<br />3<br />
  4. 4. RFID 2/3<br />08/05/2011<br />4<br />
  5. 5. RFID tags sold by hundreds of billions<br />2007: 1,74 B$<br />2010: 2,16 B$<br />2018: 650 B$<br />Growth rate<br />2008: + 7,3% <br />From 2008 to 2013: + 15% per year<br />5<br />RFID 3/3<br />08/05/2011<br />Values of applications of RFID tags<br />
  6. 6. 08/05/2011<br />6<br />In Canada, the RFID market for automotive, aerospace and industrial manufacturing is expected to grow from $18.7 million in 2005 to $61.0 million in 2012.*<br />RFID in Canada<br /><br />*"North American RFID Markets For Automotive, Aerospace & Industrial Manufacturing," Publisher: Frost & Sullivan, May 2006.<br />
  7. 7. RFID technology<br />08/05/2011<br />7<br /><ul><li>Antenna
  8. 8. Integrated Circuit</li></ul> Micro/Nanoelectronics<br /> - RF Front End<br /> - Memory<br /> - ID - 512 bits<br /> - RFID Communication <br /> Protocol<br /> - Digital Processing<br /> - Security<br /><ul><li>Assembly
  9. 9. RF Power Generation
  10. 10. LowCost</li></li></ul><li>8<br />RFID @LACIME<br />08/05/2011<br />
  11. 11. Introduction<br />About the lab:<br />The RFID activitywaslaunched in the LACIME labin 2010. <br />The main objective of this research group is to provide expertise in RFID domain and promote collaboration and partnership with industries. <br />The lab expertise's include the development of new RFID technologies and prototype designs, by taking into account all the steps from electromagnetic modeling to the actual tag testing.<br />We look forward to collaboration and partnership with federal and provincial governments, industries, and universities. <br />
  12. 12. Expertises<br />08/05/2011<br />10<br /> <br /> - RFID System characteriztion<br /> - Tag and circuitryintegration<br /> - RFID system depoielment and testing<br /> <br />     <br />- Power levelAnalysis<br /><ul><li> Tag localization and tracking
  13. 13. RFID system evaluation</li></ul>- Innovativeantenna designs <br /> - Computationalelectromagnaticcharcterization & modeling<br /> - Antenna/Microwave Consulting Design, Analysis and testing<br /> <br /><ul><li>Microstrip and planarantenna design
  14. 14. PCB basedantennas
  15. 15. LTCC design </li></ul>RFID System Design <br />Budget Link<br />Antennes & Propagation<br />Prototyping<br />
  16. 16. 11<br />RFID Projects <br />08/05/2011<br />
  17. 17. RFID in Healthcare <br />08/05/2011<br />12<br /><ul><li> Tracking pharmaceuticals from the manufacturer, distributor, and pharmacy to the point of administering medication to the patient;
  18. 18. Tracking movable equipment, medical devices, and other valuable </li></ul>items to provide ready access when needed <br />and to reduce losses ;<br /><ul><li> Ensuring the proper identification of laboratory </li></ul>specimens, including biopsy samples and containers <br />of blood or urine to reduce medical errors;<br /><ul><li> Tracking patients-both for the purposes of </li></ul>redundant identification prior to the administration of <br />medications or surgery and for protecting infants,<br /> Alzheimer’s patients, and others with special vulnerabilities;<br /><ul><li> Managing controlled substances, pathogens, and </li></ul>other materials that pose a public health risk;<br />
  19. 19. 08/05/2011<br />13<br />RFID for biopsy caissette<br />
  20. 20. 08/05/2011<br />14<br />Meander line antenna on Rogers <br />
  21. 21. RFID on LTCC<br />08/05/2011<br />15<br /><ul><li>Study of the feasibility of the antenna on LTCC substrate and how to integrate it to the cassette fabrication process.
  22. 22. Advantages
  23. 23. LTCC robustness (the box is submitted to high temperature and pressure during the manufacturing process).
  24. 24. More degrees of freedom for the design of the antenna on LTCC
  25. 25. The chip can be easily integrated to the antenna by wore bonding</li></li></ul><li>LTCC 1/2<br />08/05/2011<br />16<br />*NouriaBelambri: “Design of a Buried Hybrid Coupler For Wideband Applications Using LTCC Technology”<br />Ecole de TechnologieSupérieure, Montreal<br />
  26. 26. LTCC 2/2<br />08/05/2011<br />17<br />
  27. 27. 08/05/2011<br />18<br /><ul><li>RFID chips do not require a line of sight, which make automatic identification of assets, equipment, patients, and so on without Visual contact, and give a real-time access to detailed information.
  28. 28. The size of antenna (24×5.2×0.635 mm) is fabricated to fit within the front face of a Biopsy cassette.
  29. 29. The next step is to design a prototype on LTCC </li></ul>Conclusions and perspectives<br />
  30. 30. 08/05/2011<br />19<br />The authors wish to thank Maxime Thibault from the Telecommunication and Microwave Lab.(EcolePolytechnique Montreal) for antenna measurements. <br />This work was supported by the NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) within the ”Engage Project”.<br />Acknowledgments<br />