A Novel Secure NFC-based Approach for BMS Monitoring and Diagnostic Readout

Fikret Basic*, Claudia Rosina Laube, Christian Steger, Robert Kofler

*Corresponding author for this work

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In modern systems that rely on the use of battery management systems (BMS), longevity and the re-use of battery packs have always been important topics of discussion. These battery packs would require warehouse storage together with adequate monitoring and configuration prior to their reintegration into new systems. Traditional use of wired connections can be very cumbersome, and sometimes even impossible, due to the outer layers and packaging. To circumvent these issues, we propose an extension to the conventional BMS design that incorporates the use of near field communication (NFC) for the purpose of wireless battery pack status readout. Additionally, to ensure that these packs are only managed by authenticated devices and that the data communicated with is protected against outside eavesdropping and tampering, we present a solution in the form of a lightweight security layer on top of the NFC protocol. To show the feasibility of our design, an accompanying prototype has been implemented and evaluated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE International Conference on RFID, RFID 2022
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665410465
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-1047-2
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2022
Event16th IEEE International Conference on RFID: IEEE RFID 2022 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 17 May 202219 May 2022


Conference16th IEEE International Conference on RFID
Abbreviated titleIEEE RFID 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas


  • Wireless communication
  • Protocols
  • Prototypes
  • Near field communication
  • Packaging
  • Batteries
  • Security
  • Battery Management System
  • Authentication
  • Cyber-physical
  • Near field Communication
  • Mobile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

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