Cooperative integration of harvesting sections for passive RFID communication

Gianfranco Andia Vera, Apostolos Georgiadis, Yvan Duroc, Smail Tedjini

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Abstract

This paper considers the integration of three attractive concepts: Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting (EEH), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) communication, and exploiting the non-linear characteristic of RF devices. An EEH circuit is integrated with a passive RFID tag profiting from three nonlinear phenomena of rectifying elements: (1) the impedance power dependency, (2) the harmonic production, and (3) the RF waveform dependency. The harmonic signals generated by the rectifier section of a commercial 868 MHz RFID chip, and additionally an external modulated signal at the 2.4 GHz ISM band are harvested by rectifier circuit and are used to supply the RFID chip with additional dc energy in order to increase its sensitivity. A prototype is tested and experimental results show the cooperative effect by maximizing the RF-to-dc conversion efficiency of the EEH section (from 40 % to 64 %) and simultaneously enhancing the sensitivity of the RFID chip by 7.2 dB.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS)
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-8275-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: 17 May 201522 May 2015

Conference

Conference2015 IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium
Abbreviated titleIMS 2015
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period17/05/1522/05/15

Keywords

  • RFID
  • UHF passive tags
  • sensor
  • non-linearity
  • harmonics
  • rectifier
  • harmonic balance
  • wireless power transfer

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Vera, G. A., Georgiadis, A., Duroc, Y., & Tedjini, S. (2015). Cooperative integration of harvesting sections for passive RFID communication. In 2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/MWSYM.2015.7166992
Vera, Gianfranco Andia ; Georgiadis, Apostolos ; Duroc, Yvan ; Tedjini, Smail. / Cooperative integration of harvesting sections for passive RFID communication. 2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). IEEE, 2015.
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Cooperative integration of harvesting sections for passive RFID communication. / Vera, Gianfranco Andia; Georgiadis, Apostolos; Duroc, Yvan; Tedjini, Smail.

2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). IEEE, 2015.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Vera GA, Georgiadis A, Duroc Y, Tedjini S. Cooperative integration of harvesting sections for passive RFID communication. In 2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). IEEE. 2015 https://doi.org/10.1109/MWSYM.2015.7166992