Low Power Secure Backscatter Communication Techniques Exploring Ambient Signals

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In this article, we present the proof of concept of techniques exploring ambient signals for low power and secure backscatter communications. This real-time system operates by scavenging a crowded electromagnetic spectrum and recycling active incoming signals for secure quasi-passive wireless communications. This is achieved through a low power and efficient spectrum sensing approach to identify prominent communication channels and using this energy and spectrum, to backscatter a superimposed frequency shifted signal for secure communication, utilizing a semi-passive adaptive modulation approach. No new spectral energy is added to the system in this approach, demonstrating a net zero spectral crowding or a quasi-passive opportunistic communication.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 Microwave Mediterranean Symposium (MMS)
ISBN (Electronic)9781665471107
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2022
Event21st Mediterranean Microwave Symposium 2022 - Pizzo Calabro, Italy
Duration: 9 May 202213 May 2022


Conference21st Mediterranean Microwave Symposium 2022
Abbreviated titleMMS2022
CityPizzo Calabro
Internet address


  • Backscatter communication
  • chirp spread spectrum (CSS)
  • spectrum sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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