Evaluating on-body RFID systems at 900 MHz and 2.45 GHz

Jasmin Grosinger*, Michael Fischer

*Corresponding author for this work

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This contribution evaluates backscatter radio frequency identification (RFID) systems on the body of a human being at 900MHz and 2.45 GHz. The systems are composed of different on-body antennas. Custom-built monopole antennas act as a best-case reference, while less efficient patch antennas are used to give an insight in practical system implementations. The evaluation of these systems is based on channel transfer function measurements, which allows to deduce outage probabilities of the RFID systems. These probabilities give an insight in the system performance in forward and backward link and help to identify the limitations in the backscatter communication to realize a reliable system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2012 4th International EURASIP Workshop on RFID Technology, RFID 2012
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 4th International EURASIP Workshop on RFID Technology: RFID 2012 - Torino, Italy
Duration: 27 Sept 201228 Sept 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2012 4th International EURASIP Workshop on RFID Technology, RFID 2012


Workshop2012 4th International EURASIP Workshop on RFID Technology


  • Backscatter radio frequency identification (RFID)
  • On-body antenna
  • On-body RFID system
  • Outage probability
  • System evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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