Due to widespread COVID-19-related travel restrictions and disruptions, RFID Journal LIVE! 2020 and IEEE RFID 2020 have rescheduled the conference and industry gathering for September 9-11, 2020, at the same venue (Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL). Registration deadlines and other submission deadlines will be modified accordingly — keep an eye on the website as updates are posted!
Two ORS undergraduate researchers have won 1st and 3rd place student research presentation awards as part of the TECHCON 2019 conference held in Austin, TX last week. Daniel Yang won 1st place for presenting his research poster on Printable RF Circuits as part of the Tentzeris ORS group, led by PhD student Aline Eid. Jesse Jiang won 3rd place for presenting his research poster on 24 GHz RFID Tags as part of the Durgin ORS group, led by PhD student Mohammad Alhassoun.
Georgia Tech sent 7 undergraduates to present at TECHCON, which draws top researchers, scientists, and a large field of students from across the United States to present cutting-edge research in the field of semiconductor electronics.
Low-Power and Compact Frequency Hopping RFID Reader at 5.8 GHz for Sensing Applications in Space
Cheng Qi ; Robert W. Corless ; Joshua D. Griffin ; Gregory D. Durgin
IEEE Journal of Radio Frequency Identification
Year: 2019 | Volume: 3, Issue: 3
Radio frequency identification (RFID) is the driving technology behind many compelling applications, such as Internet-of-Things, smart cities, and inventory tracking. However, it is always challenging to make a small, low-cost transceiver with little power consumption. This paper presents the design and characterization of a low-power, compact frequency hopping RFID reader that has great potential for use in space-based sensing applications including structural health monitoring, tracking inventory, and sensitive field measurements. This RFID reader will be launched into low-earth orbit aboard the radio frequency tag satellite (RFTSat), a nanosatellite developed at Northwest Nazarene University, and serves as a demonstration of backscatter communications in space. This reader is capable of operating in the 5725–5850 MHz frequency industrial scientific medical band with up to 31 dBm equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP) and −58 dBm to −82 dBm sensitivity in different conditions.