Software-Defined RFID Readers: Wireless Reader Testbeds Exploiting Software-Defined Radios for Enhancements in UHF RFID Systems

Georg Saxl, Lukas Goertschacher, Thomas Ussmueller, Jasmin Grosinger

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Wireless testbeds are widely used in research and require scalability, modularity, and extendibility of the hardware and software. These needs can be achieved by using software-defined radios (SDRs). In the case of ultrahigh-frequency radio frequency identification (UHF RFID), SDR-based RFID readers have been developed and used as wireless testbeds for enhancements in UHF RFID systems. Significant research effort is focused on realizing SDRs. In addition, the testing industry responded to this demand with several commercial products. Researchers also review existing work on SDR-based RFID readers, which are used as wireless testbeds to enhance UHF RFID systems, particularly in the field of secure communication and passive localization of RFID tags.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9345329
Pages (from-to)46-56
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Microwave Magazine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

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