Design and Analysis of a UHF RFID Crack Sensor for Health Monitoring of Mining Conveyor Belt
Published on Oct 5, 2020
· DOI :10.1109/ICT49546.2020.9239495
This paper proposes the design of an Ultra High- frequency (UHF) based passive radio frequency identification (RFID) passive tag-sensor to monitor the structural crack of a coal mining conveyor belt. A detailed comparative analysis is also conducted on the effects of varying crack orientations and widths. However, it is a challenging task, since the conveyor belt is constructed from specific non-conductive multilayered materials with different dielectric properties. To illustrate the application of the proposed sensing technique, a RFID-based tag and conveyor belt model is designed and simulated. The simulated results indicate that the proposed method can be adopted for wireless monitoring of cracks in coal mining conveyor belts.