Dr. Pavel V. Nikitin - Impinj, Seattle, WA, USA - "An overview of UHF RFID Technology: Past, Present and Future", April and July 2019

12 hours (3 credits)

Aula Riunioni del Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Via G. Caruso 16, Pisa – Ground Floor

Short Abstract:
UHF RFID (also known as RAIN RFID, by the name of the industry alliance) is a wireless connectivity technology based on passive modulated backscatter. It can deliver tagged item's identity, location, and authenticity and has several advantages compared to barcodes and to other wireless technologies. RFID technology has significantly progressed over the last two decades and now extends beyond pure identification, encompassing sensing, networking, security, and localization capabilities. RFID consumer and business applications now range from supply chain and retail to healthcare and automotive. A solid knowledge of how RFID systems work (protocols, readers, propagation channel, tags, etc.) and associated tradeoffs is important for understanding and optimizing RFID system performance. In this course, we will cover the fundamentals of RFID tags, readers and systems, including examples, experimental measurements, and simple models that can be used for system design and analysis. We will also cover the history of RFID, the present state of the technology, and will discuss the latest technical developments and future research challenges.

Course Contents in brief:

  • Radio frequency Identification (RFID) Systems
  • RFID applications
  • RFID-based sensing and localization

Schedule: (TBD, it is planned between April and July 2019)

  • Day1 – TBD
  • Day2 – TBD
  • Day3 – TBD