RF and thermal hybrid input for ultra-low power semi-active UHF RFID tags

Tengku Norliza Tengku Mohamad, Jahariah Sampe, Dilla Duryha Berhanuddin

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Abstract

Over the decades, RFID technology has attracted a lot of attention in industry, biomedical and military applications. Among the existing RFID tags, the robustness and high capability of semi-active UHF RFID tag makes it suitable for use in supply chain management, asset visibility and sensor networks. However, the major disadvantages of this tag are its limited lifetime issues and the need for periodic battery replacement. In this paper, a hybrid input of RF and thermal energy harvesting system is presented. The purpose is to combine an output DC voltage produced from both energy sources to solve the limited lifetime issues of the semi-active UHF RFID tags due to the need for batteries to power their specific applications. The proposed system is designed based on a standard 0.13 μm CMOS technology and simulated using pspice software. The simulated system can operate from the input voltages as low as 31.62 mV and is capable to harvest energy from individual harvester or both harvesters simultaneously. From the simulated results obtained, a maximum output voltage of 3.44 V can be harvested from 0 dBm single-input RF energy harvester. While a maximum output voltage of 3.40 V can be harvested when both RF and thermoelectric energy harvesters are harvested simultaneously at 0 dBm and 10 K temperature difference, respectively. The simulation is done with 1 ΜΩ resistive load and without the boosting circuit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE 14th International Colloquium on Signal Processing and its Application, CSPA 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages47-51
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538603895
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2018
Event14th IEEE International Colloquium on Signal Processing and its Application, CSPA 2018 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 9 Mar 201810 Mar 2018

Other

Other14th IEEE International Colloquium on Signal Processing and its Application, CSPA 2018
CountryMalaysia
CityPenang
Period9/3/1810/3/18

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Harvesters
Radio frequency identification (RFID)
Electric potential
Military applications
Energy harvesting
Supply chain management
Thermal energy
Robustness (control systems)
Visibility
Sensor networks
Hot Temperature
Networks (circuits)
Industry
Temperature

Keywords

  • energy harvesting
  • hybrid input
  • RF-DC rectifier
  • RFID tag
  • thermoelectric generator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing

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Mohamad, T. N. T., Sampe, J., & Berhanuddin, D. D. (2018). RF and thermal hybrid input for ultra-low power semi-active UHF RFID tags. In Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 14th International Colloquium on Signal Processing and its Application, CSPA 2018 (pp. 47-51). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CSPA.2018.8368683

RF and thermal hybrid input for ultra-low power semi-active UHF RFID tags. / Mohamad, Tengku Norliza Tengku; Sampe, Jahariah; Berhanuddin, Dilla Duryha.

Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 14th International Colloquium on Signal Processing and its Application, CSPA 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. p. 47-51.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mohamad, TNT, Sampe, J & Berhanuddin, DD 2018, RF and thermal hybrid input for ultra-low power semi-active UHF RFID tags. in Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 14th International Colloquium on Signal Processing and its Application, CSPA 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 47-51, 14th IEEE International Colloquium on Signal Processing and its Application, CSPA 2018, Penang, Malaysia, 9/3/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/CSPA.2018.8368683
Mohamad TNT, Sampe J, Berhanuddin DD. RF and thermal hybrid input for ultra-low power semi-active UHF RFID tags. In Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 14th International Colloquium on Signal Processing and its Application, CSPA 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2018. p. 47-51 https://doi.org/10.1109/CSPA.2018.8368683
Mohamad, Tengku Norliza Tengku ; Sampe, Jahariah ; Berhanuddin, Dilla Duryha. / RF and thermal hybrid input for ultra-low power semi-active UHF RFID tags. Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 14th International Colloquium on Signal Processing and its Application, CSPA 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. pp. 47-51
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