Dual-Directional Near Field Communication Tag Antenna with Effective Magnetic Field Isolation from Wireless Power Transfer System


Wireless power transfer (WPT) system has been developed to achieve higher charging power and convenient charging experience to users. In some mobile electronic devices with WPT system near-field communication (NFC) system can also be utilized. However, during the wireless charging, large voltage is induced in the NFC tag due to the magnetic fields from the wireless charging system. Consequently, the NFC tag must be isolated from the WPT system for simultaneous operation. In this paper, the NFC tag with dual-directional pattern antenna is presented for efficient isolation of the WPT system. The transmission coefficient between the proposed NFC tag and the NFC antenna is reduced by 3 dB at 13.56 MHz, while insertion loss between the tag and WPT coil is reduced by 18 dB at 110 kHz. Even with 10 mm misalignment between the proposed NFC tag and the WPT coils, 10 dB reduction of insertion loss can be achieved at 110 kHz.

Meeting Name

2017 Wireless Power Transfer Conference, WPTC 2017 (2017: May 10-12, Taipei, Taiwan)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory


This research was supported by the MSIP(Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning), Korea, under the ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) support program (IITP-2017- 2016-0-00291) supervised by the IITP (Institute for Information & communications Technology Promotion).

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Celluar phones; Coils; Eddy currents; Inductive charging; Inductive power transmission; Near field communication; Wireless power transfer

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Publication Date

12 May 2017