The fundamental question answered by our backscatter radio research program is what is the minimum possible energy that a communication node must expend to transfer information wirelessly? The more you understand about conventional wireless communications, the more the answer will surprise you. [Read more…]
Blake Marshall will present his PhD dissertation defense on 21 December 2017 (Thursday) in Van Leer 218 at 2pm. The dissertation is entitled, “Staggered Pattern Energy Harvesting and Retro-directive Backscatter for Passive RFID Tags.” Blake currently works for Apple Computer in the bay area.
The inaugural issue of the IEEE Journal on RFID is here. Browse the issue here. Congratulations to Mike, Raj, Cheng, and Brian for getting papers into this first edition. Special thanks to the guest editor Pavel Nikitin for all the heavy lifting of launching a journal and a special issue all at once!