PEEC-Based Multi-Objective Synthesis of NFC Antennas in the Presence of Conductive Structures

Thomas Bauernfeind, Paul Baumgartner, Oszkar Biro, Christian Magele, Werner Renhart, Riccardo Torchio

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Near Field Communication (NFC) techniques are widely used within everyday activities, e.g., contactless payment systems or authentication. Regardless of the application typically the requirements on the antenna structure are manifold. Frequently limitations in the available space make the antenna design quite challenging especially if other conductive structures are close to the NFC antenna. In the present paper we propose to synthesize the geometry of proximity integrated circuit card (PICC) antennas according to class 6 in the presence of nearby metallic structures. The optimization relies on the differential evolution strategy. The computation of the forward problem is based on the partial element equivalent circuit (PEEC) method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-341
JournalApplied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019

Cite this