larger the spherical capis,andthe morethe number of unreadable orientations of the tag
pointthere arewith respect tothe specific reader antenna
. ) It is important to notice that
in the antenna gain function is the maximum angle between anytwo points on aspherical cap and the reader axis; in other words, it isonlyhalf of the value of the greatarc angle of the spherical cap in Table 1.
3.2 MethodologyA closedform formula to calculate
given the threshold value of the dipole antenna gainhas not been found in this research. The difficulty lies in the fact that
cos2cosis nota typical trigonometric function. Although based on the plot of the antenna gain in Figure6 below, it doesappear totake asine-likesinusoidalshape, it cannot be approximated
byintoa simple trigonometric function. Figure 7 plots two functions. The first one is
θ θ π
,which is the transformed antenna gain functionobtained by dropping
the coefficient. The second one is5.02/)2/2sin(
, which is constructed in such away that it has the same period,andmaximumand minimumvalues of asthe first one. It
can be seen clearly that the second trigonometric function showsadifferent curvaturefrom the antenna gain function.