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Best paper at IEEE RFID

imageThe Sensor Systems Lab – in the person of EE graduate student Aaron Parks and CSE+EE faculty member Joshua Smith – has won the Best Paper Award at IEEE RFID for the paper Sifting Through the Airwaves: Efficient and Scalable Multiband RF Harvesting.

Previous ambient RF harvesting systems worked for only one pre-selected frequency.  The new multi-band harvester can capture power from any subset of a group of pre-selected frequencies.  Previous systems would be unlikely to work when moved from one city to another; the new technique enhances mobility.  In addition, it allows more power to be captured, since the new harvester can capture power from multiple sources simultaneously.

Read the paper here.  More from the Sensor Systems Lab here.

April 13, 2014