Using Battery-Less RFID Tags with Augmented Capabilities in the Internet of Things

Published online: Mar 22, 2016
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DOI: 10.24138/jcomss.v12i1.87
Riccardo Colella, Alessandra Esposito, Luca Catarinucci, Luciano Tarricone


Driven by user demand for new smart systems in the framework of the Internet of Things (IoT) and fueled by technological advances in Radiofrequency Identification (RFID), an increasing number of new IoT-oriented RFID-based devices has appeared in recent years in scientific literature. Some of them conjugate canonical RFID identification with extra functionalities such as sensing, reasoning, memorization, and actuation. In this way, IoT challenging applications can be developed, which distribute processing load till to the extreme nodes of the network, while lying upon the well-established RFID infrastructure. In this work, a reasoned panoramic on the potentialities in the IoT framework of augmented RFID tags is presented and classified. Two applicative scenarios are envisioned, presented and discussed, to illustrate how augmented RFID devices may support advanced IoT systems.


Internet of Things, Sensors, Actuators, Power Management, RFID augmented Tags, UHF, Antennas.
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