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A Framework for a Low Power on Body Real-time Accelerometer System using UHF RFID

Horne, Robert, Batchelor, John C. (2020) A Framework for a Low Power on Body Real-time Accelerometer System using UHF RFID. IEEE Journal of Radio Frequency Identification, . E-ISSN 2469-7281. (doi:10.1109/JRFID.2020.3018405) (KAR id:82663)

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This paper details the use of an acceleration measuring system which can transmit in real-time sensor data through UHF RFID to a computer. Existing methods of real-time transmission of sensor data rely on power-intensive Bluetooth or Wi-Fi technologies which result in devices that require large bulky batteries, this causes the overall device size to be high and thus can potentially cause issue during use. By harnessing status flags within a specific UHF RFID chip and custom reader software conforming to the EPC GEN2 standard, continuous streaming data rates of 5.2KBps were achievable. These enhanced data rates were shown to be reliable up to a range of 2.4M with above 99.99% data integrity. The power consumption of this methodology was found to be below 2mW during full power continuous transmission. In summary this paper outlines and lays the foundation for the use of UHF RFID to deliver sub-2mW low latency, high reliability streaming methods within the domain of on body transmission.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/JRFID.2020.3018405
Projects: Formulating and Manufacturing Low Profile Integrated Batteries for Wireless Sensing Labels
Uncontrolled keywords: UHF, RFID, Accelerometer, low-power, CRFID
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (
Depositing User: John Batchelor
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2020 17:32 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 10:41 UTC
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