Below is the embedded talk from University of Washington’s EE department, hosted by Associate Chair for Research, Prof. Matt Reynolds. The talk is a variant of the IEEE CRFID distinguished lecture talk, “Wireless Forever: the Future of RF Systems that Never Plug-in”. In it we discuss the future of RF energy-harvesting and low-powered communications, explaining how the current state-of-the-art stacks up with respect to fundamental limits. The slide deck is also available for download.
Cheng Qi, Prof. Joshua Griffin, and Prof. Gregory D. Durgin presented a poster at the IEEE RFID 2018 conference in Orlando, FL on “Low-power, Compact Microwave RFID Reader and Sensing Tag for Space Applications”. The poster presents a design for a custom 5.8 GHz low-power backscatter reader that will be part of the main scientific instrument on a NASA CubeSat mission. The concept behind the mission is to use wireless power transfer to run off-chasis measurements of sensitive parameters such as inertial rotation, radiation, and magnetometry. Download the poster PDF.
Mohammad Alhassoun presented his paper entitled “Design and Evaluation of a Multi-Modulation Retrodirective RFID Tag” at the IEEE RFID 2018 conference. You may download the presentation slides to see the contents of the talk.
Mohammad Alhassoun successfully passed the oral examination of his PhD proposal. entitled “Theory and Design of Next-Generation Retrodirective Tags and Their Channels.” The work focuses on newly invented antenna structures that reflect radio waves back towards their origins, adding information in the process. The technology will enable new, low-cost, low-power wireless sensors and other communicators. Already with several publications (and the recent winner of the IEEE RFID 2018 best paper award), Mohammad will be leaving for the summer to intern at Nokia Bell Labs. Congratulations, Mohammad!