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Collection of IEEE CRFID Best Papers

The IEEE Council on RFID offers a limited edition, print-only collection of Best Papers awarded at our annual conferences for its first 10 years: 2007-2016. For more information, contact Matt LaFleur m.lafleur@ieee.org

IEEE RFID Best Papers

IEEE RFID 2019

Best Paper Award

Authors: C. Qi, F. Amato, M. Alhassoun, G. Durgin, Georgia Tech

Paper Title: Breaking the Range Limit of RFID Localization: Phase-based Positioning with Tunneling Tags

Best Poster Award (Popular Vote)

Authors: Flávia C Costa; Renato Kanno; Ricardo T. Yoshioka; Emerson Canuto; José Martins; Jean Baracat

Paper Title: Dynamic Monitoring with RFID Tag Sensor to Use in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Best Poster Award (Judges Vote)

Authors: Rui Chen; Shuai Yang; Michael Crisp; Richard V. Penty; Ian H. White

Paper Title: Beam Scanning UHF RFID Reader Antenna with High Gain and Wide Axial Ratio Beamwidth

IEEE RFID Mega Challenge Smart Cities Winners

Authors: Sri Harsha Kondapalli and Owen Pochettino, Washington University in St. Louis

Paper Title: Pathway to Smart Infrastructures: Project EMbed

IEEE RFID 2018

Best Paper Award

Authors: Mohammad Alhassoun; Michael Varner; and Gregory Durgin, Georgia Tech

Paper Title: Design and Evaluation of a Multi-Modulation Retrodirective RFID Tag

Best Poster Award (Popular Vote)

Authors: Chia-lin Cheng, Luong. N. Nguyen, Milos Prvulovic, Alenka Zajic, Georgia Tech

Paper Title: Exploiting switching of transistors in electronics for RFID tag design

Best Poster Award (Judges Vote)

Authors: Edward Keehr, Superlative Semiconductor LLC

Paper Title: A personal SDR UHF RFID reader with subranging TMN-Based TX cancellation

IEEE RFID Mega Challenge Smart Cities Winners

Drexel University, USA

IEEE RFID 2017

Best Paper Award

Authors: Pavel Nikitin, Honeywell

Paper Title: Self-Reconfigurable RFID Reader Antenna

Best Poster Award (Popular Vote)

Authors: Austin Lynch, Jessica Chao, Zachary Ho, Steven Johnson, Jonnathan Terry and Isaac Williams, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, Tali Freed, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Daniel Dobkin, Enigmatics

Paper Title: Environmental and Commercial Impact of City-Wide Reusable Food Container System

Best Poster Award (Judges Vote)

Authors: Eleftherios Kampianakis and Apoorva Sharma, University of Washington, USA; Jose Arenas, University of Washington, Chile; Matthew Reynolds, University of Washington, USA

Paper Title: A Dual-Band Wireless Power Transfer and Backscatter Communication Approach for Implantable Neuroprosthetic Devices

IEEE RFID Mega Challenge Smart Cities Winners

University of Macau, Macau

IEEE RFID 2016

Best Paper Award

Authors: Greg Durgin, Georgia Tech

Paper Title: RF Thermoelectric Generation for Passive RFID

Best Poster Award

Authors: Chouchang Yang and Alanson Sample, Disney Research

Paper Title: EM-ID: Tag-less Identification of Electrical Devices via Electromagnetic Emissions

Brain Power Competition Winners

Student Category: Alexander Hoang and Apoorva Sharma, University of Washington
Open Category: 
Mohsen Shahmohammadi, Disney Research

IEEE RFID 2015

Authors:  H. Mahdavifar and A. Vardy

Paper Title:  Coding for tag collision recovery

Award Sponsor:  ThingMagic

Citation:¬† H. Mahdavifar and A. Vardy, “Coding for tag collision recovery,” RFID (RFID), 2015 IEEE International Conference on, San Diego, CA, 2015, pp. 9-16.
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7113067&isnumber=7113062

IEEE RFID 2014

Authors:  A. N. Parks and J. R. Smith

Paper Title:  Sifting through the airwaves: Efficient and scalable multiband RF harvesting

Award Sponsor:  ThingMagic

A. N. Parks and J. R. Smith, “Sifting through the airwaves: Efficient and scalable multiband RF harvesting,” RFID (IEEE RFID), 2014 IEEE International Conference on, Orlando, FL, 2014, pp. 74-81.
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6810715&isnumber=6810700

IEEE RFID 2013

Authors:  Wang-Sang Lee, Seung-Tae Khang, Won-Seok Lee, Hyun-Sung Tae and Jong-Won Yu

Paper Title:  Wide-coverage array antenna using a dual-beam switching for UHF RFID applications

Award Sponsor:  ThingMagic

Wang-Sang Lee, Seung-Tae Khang, Won-Seok Lee, Hyun-Sung Tae and Jong-Won Yu, “Wide-coverage array antenna using a dual-beam switching for UHF RFID applications,” RFID (RFID), 2013 IEEE International Conference on, Penang, 2013, pp. 36-41.
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6548133&isnumber=6548123

IEEE RFID 2012

Authors:  J. S. Besnoff and M. S. Reynolds

Paper Title:  Near field modulated backscatter for in vivo biotelemetry

Award Sponsor:  Mojix

J. S. Besnoff and M. S. Reynolds, “Near field modulated backscatter for in vivo biotelemetry,” RFID (RFID), 2012 IEEE International Conference on, Orlando, FL, 2012, pp. 135-140.
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6193041&isnumber=6192988

IEEE RFID 2011

Authors:  R. Miesen, F. Kirsch and M. Vossiek

Paper Title:  Holographic localization of passive UHF RFID transponders

Award Sponsor:  ODIN Technologies

R. Miesen, F. Kirsch and M. Vossiek, “Holographic localization of passive UHF RFID transponders,” RFID (RFID), 2011 IEEE International Conference on, Orlando, FL, 2011, pp. 32-37.
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5764633&isnumber=5764605

IEEE RFID 2010

Authors:  P. V. Nikitin, R. Martinez, S. Ramamurthy, H. Leland, G. Spiess and K. V. S. Rao

Paper Title:  Phase based spatial identification of UHF RFID tags

Award Sponsor:  ODIN Technologies

P. V. Nikitin, R. Martinez, S. Ramamurthy, H. Leland, G. Spiess and K. V. S. Rao, “Phase based spatial identification of UHF RFID tags,” RFID, 2010 IEEE International Conference on, Orlando, FL, 2010, pp. 102-109.
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5467253&isnumber=5467233

IEEE RFID 2009

Authors:  A. P. Sample, D. J. Yeager and J. R. Smith

Paper Title:  A capacitive touch interface for passive RFID tags

Award Sponsor:  Visible Assets, Inc.

A. P. Sample, D. J. Yeager and J. R. Smith, “A capacitive touch interface for passive RFID tags,” RFID, 2009 IEEE International Conference on, Orlando, FL, 2009, pp. 103-109.
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=4911212&isnumber=4911159

IEEE RFID 2008

Authors:  T. Inaba

Paper Title:  Value of Sparse RFID Traceability Information in Asset Tracking during Migration Period

T. Inaba, “Value of Sparse RFID Traceability Information in Asset Tracking during Migration Period,” 2008 IEEE International Conference on RFID, Las Vegas, NV, 2008, pp. 183-190. doi: 10.1109/RFID.2008.4519359

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=4519359&isnumber=4519333

Award Sponsor:  ODIN Technologies

IEEE RFID 2007

Author:  C. Floerkemeier

Paper Title:  Bayesian Transmission Strategy for Framed ALOHA Based RFID Protocols

Award Sponsor:

C. Floerkemeier, “Bayesian Transmission Strategy for Framed ALOHA Based RFID Protocols,” RFID, 2007. IEEE International Conference on, Grapevine, TX, 2007, pp. 228-235.
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=4143534&isnumber=4143501

IEEE RFID TA Best Papers

IEEE RFID TA 2019

Student Paper Award

1st Place:

Authors: Sai Nithin Reddy Kantareddy, Yongbin Sun, Rahul Bhattacharyya, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Paper Title: Learning Gestures Using A Passive Data-Glove With RFID Tags?

2nd Place:

Authors: Rui Chen, Shuai Yang, Ajeck M. Ndifon, Ian White, Richard Penty, Michael J. Crisp, University of Cambridge

Paper Title: Beam Scanning UHF RFID Reader Antenna with High Gain and Wide Axial Ratio Beamwidth

3rd Place:

Authors:  Andrea Motroni, Alice Buffi, Paolo Nepa, Bernardo Tellini, University of Pisa, Italy

Paper Title: A Phase-based Method for Mobile Node Localization through UHF-RFID passive tags

Best Paper Award

1st Place:

Authors: Alice Buffi, Andrea Motroni, Paolo Nepa and Bernardo Tellini, University of Pisa, Italy

Paper Title: Phase-based Method for UHF-RFID Gate Access Control

2nd Place:

Authors: Davide Dardari, Nicolò Decarli, Davide Fabbri, Anna Guerra, Marco Fantuzzi, Diego Masotti, Alessandra Costanzo, Aldo Romani, University of Bologna, Italy; Maxime Drouguet, Thomas Feuillen, Christophe Craeye, Christophe Raucy,  Luc Vanderdorpe, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Paper Title: An Ultra-wideband Batteryless Positioning System for Space Applications

3rd Place:

Authors: Ferran Paredes, Cristian Herrojo, Ferran Martìn, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Paper Title: An approach for Synchronous Reading of Near-Field Chipless-RFID Tags

IEEE RFID TA 2016

Best Paper Award

Authors: Jordy Huiting, Andre Kokkeler and Gerard Smit, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Paper Title: The Effects of Single Bit Quantization on Direction of Arrival Estimation of UHF RFID Tags

Best Paper Honorary Mention

Authors: Masato Miyazawa and Jin Mitsugi, Keio University, Japan; Yuusuke Kawakita and Haruhisa Ichikawa, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan

Paper Title: Monopulse Switching to Cancel Phase Offset in Array Antenna Comprising Multiple COTS SDRs

Authors: Andrea Michel and Paolo Nepa, University of Pisa, Italy; Marcos R. Pino, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain

Paper Title: An Overview on Modular Antennas for Near-Field UHF-RFID Systems

Best Student Paper Award

Authors: Miaowang Zeng, Sun Yat-Sen University, P.R. China; Andrey S Andrenko, Xianluo Liu and Bo Zhu, SYSU-CMU Shunde International Joint Research Institute, P.R. China; Zihong Li and Hong-Zhou Tan, Sun Yat-Sen University, P.R. China

Paper Title: Differential Topology Rectifier Design for Ambient Wireless Energy Harvesting

Best Student Paper Honorary Mention

Authors: Ahmed Rasheed, SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering, P.R. China &amp, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, USA; Emad Iranmanesh, Sun Yat-sen University, P.R. China; Andrey S Andrenko, SYSU-CMU Shunde International Joint Research Institute, P.R. China ;Kai Wang, SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering, P.R. China

Paper Title: Sensor Integrated RFID Tags for Sustainable Wearable Electronics Applications

Authors: Hualei Zhang, State Key Lab of ASIC &amp, System, Fudan University, P.R. China; Sizheng Chen, Tao Yang and Xi Tan, Fudan University, P.R. China; Na Yan and Hao Min, State Key Lab of ASIC & System, Fudan University, P.R. China

Paper Title: A Low Power High Sensitivity RF Power Detector for Multi-Mode Active Tags

IEEE RFID TA 2015

Authors:  A. Hasan, R. Bhattacharyya and S. Sarma

Paper Title:  Towards pervasive soil moisture sensing using RFID tag antenna-based sensors

Award Sponsor:

A. Hasan, R. Bhattacharyya and S. Sarma, “Towards pervasive soil moisture sensing using RFID tag antenna-based sensors,” RFID Technology and Applications (RFID-TA), 2015 IEEE International Conference on, Tokyo, 2015, pp. 165-170.

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7379812&isnumber=7379785

Student Paper:

Authors: Francesco Amato, Christopher Peterson, Muhammad Bashir Akbar, Gregory Durgin

Paper Title: ‚ÄúLong range and low powered RFID tags with tunnel diode,‚ÄĚ 2015 IEEE International Conference on RFID Technology and Applications (RFID-TA), Toyko, 2015

URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7379815

IEEE RFID TA 2014

Authors:  Marco Virili, Apostolos Georgiadis, Kyriaki Niotaki, Ana Collado, Federico Alimenti, Paolo Mezzanotte, Luca Roselli and Nuno Borges Carvalho

Paper Title:  Design and Optimization of an Antenna with Thermo-Electric Generator (TEG) for Autonomous Wireless Nodes

Award Sponsor:

M. Virili et al., “Design and optimization of an antenna with Thermo-Electric Generator (TEG) for autonomous wireless nodes,” RFID Technology and Applications Conference (RFID-TA), 2014 IEEE, Tampere, 2014, pp. 21-25.

doi: 10.1109/RFID-TA.2014.6934194

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6934194&isnumber=6934187

Student contest:

1st Place:

Authors:  John Kimionis and Manos M. Tentzeris

Paper Title:  RF Tag Front-end Design for Uncompromised Communication and Harvesting

J. Kimionis and M. M. Tentzeris, “RF tag front-end design for uncompromised communication and harvesting,” RFID Technology and Applications Conference (RFID-TA), 2014 IEEE, Tampere, 2014, pp. 109-114.

doi: 10.1109/RFID-TA.2014.6934210

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6934210&isnumber=6934187

2nd Place:

Authors:  Walther Pachler, Jasmin Grosinger, Wolfgang Bösch, Gerald Holweg and Christoph Steffan

Paper Title:  A Miniaturized Dual Band RFID Tag

W. Pachler, J. Grosinger, W. B√∂sch, G. Holweg and C. Steffan, “A miniaturized dual band RFID tag,” RFID Technology and Applications Conference (RFID-TA), 2014 IEEE, Tampere, 2014, pp. 228-232.

doi: 10.1109/RFID-TA.2014.6934233

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6934233&isnumber=6934187

3rd Place:

Authors:  Sabina Manzari, Tullio Musa, Martina Randazzo, Zila Rinaldi, Alberto Meda and Gaetano Marrocco

Paper Title:  A Passive Temperature Radio-Sensor for Concrete Maturation Monitoring

Award Sponsor:

S. Manzari, T. Musa, M. Randazzo, Z. Rinaldi, A. Meda and G. Marrocco, “A passive temperature radio-sensor for concrete maturation monitoring,” RFID Technology and Applications Conference (RFID-TA), 2014 IEEE, Tampere, 2014, pp. 121-126.

doi: 10.1109/RFID-TA.2014.6934212

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6934212&isnumber=6934187

IEEE RFID TA 2013

1st Place:

Professor Chu Chao Hsien (Singapore Management University, School of Information Systems),  Meng Ma (Peking University, Beijing), Ping Wang (Peking University, Beijing),

Paper Title: A Novel Distributed Algorithm for Redundant Reader Elimination in RFID Networks

Meng Ma, Ping Wang and Chao-Hsien Chu, “A novel distributed algorithm for redundant reader elimination in RFID networks,” RFID-Technologies and Applications (RFID-TA), 2013 IEEE International Conference on, Johor Bahru, 2013, pp. 1-6.

doi: 10.1109/RFID-TA.2013.6694501

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6694501&isnumber=6694496

2nd Place:

Authors: P. Kamalinejad, K. Keikhosravy, S. Mirabbasi, and V. C. M. Leung

Paper Title: A CMOS rectifier with an extended high-efficiency region of operation

P. Kamalinejad, K. Keikhosravy, S. Mirabbasi and V. C. M. Leung, “A CMOS rectifier with an extended high-efficiency region of operation,” RFID-Technologies and Applications (RFID-TA), 2013 IEEE International Conference on, Johor Bahru, 2013, pp. 1-6.

doi: 10.1109/RFID-TA.2013.6694527

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6694527&isnumber=6694496

Award Sponsor: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

IEEE RFID TA 2012

1st Place:

Authors:  S. Manzari, S. Pettinari and G. Marrocco

Paper Title:  Miniaturized and tunable wearable RFID tag for body-centric applications

S. Manzari, S. Pettinari and G. Marrocco, “Miniaturized and tunable wearable RFID tag for body-centric applications,” RFID-Technologies and Applications (RFID-TA), 2012 IEEE International Conference on, Nice, 2012, pp. 239-243.

doi: 10.1109/RFID-TA.2012.6404520

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6404520&isnumber=6404490

2nd Place (tie):

Authors:  R. Nair, E. Perret, S. Tedjini and T. Barron

Paper Title:  A humidity sensor for passive chipless RFID applications

R. Nair, E. Perret, S. Tedjini and T. Barron, “A humidity sensor for passive chipless RFID applications,” RFID-Technologies and Applications (RFID-TA), 2012 IEEE International Conference on, Nice, 2012, pp. 29-33.

doi: 10.1109/RFID-TA.2012.6404534

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6404534&isnumber=6404490

2nd Place (tie):

Authors:  M. Tanaka, N. Takahashi, R. Ikeda and M. Suzuki

Paper Title:  RFID based maintenance management system for ground coils of superconducting maglev

M. Tanaka, N. Takahashi, R. Ikeda and M. Suzuki, “RFID based maintenance management system for ground coils of superconducting maglev,” RFID-Technologies and Applications (RFID-TA), 2012 IEEE International Conference on, Nice, 2012, pp. 330-334.

doi: 10.1109/RFID-TA.2012.6404540

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6404540&isnumber=6404490

IEEE RFID TA 2011

Award Sponsor:

1st Place:

Authors:  Chomora Mikeka, Hiroyuki Arai, Apostolos Georgiadis, Ana Collado

Paper Title:  DTV Band Micropower RF Energy-Harvesting Circuit Architecture and Performance Analysis

C. Mikeka, H. Arai, A. Georgiadis and A. Collado, “DTV band micropower RF energy-harvesting circuit architecture and performance analysis,” RFID-Technologies and Applications (RFID-TA), 2011 IEEE International Conference on, Sitges, 2011, pp. 561-567.

doi: 10.1109/RFID-TA.2011.6068601

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6068601&isnumber=6068591

2nd Place:

Authors:  Toni Björninen, Karina Espejo Delzo, Leena Ukkonen, Atef Elsherbeni,

Lauri Tapio Sydänheimo

Paper Title:  Long Range Metal Mountable Tag Antenna for Passive UHF RFID Systems

T. Bj√∂rninen, K. Espejo Delzo, L. Ukkonen, A. Z. Elsherbeni and L. Syd√§nheimo, “Long range metal mountable tag antenna for passive UHF RFID systems,” RFID-Technologies and Applications (RFID-TA), 2011 IEEE International Conference on, Sitges, 2011, pp. 202-206.

doi: 10.1109/RFID-TA.2011.6068638

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6068638&isnumber=6068591

3rd Place:

Authors:¬† Hannes Reinisch, G√ľnter Hofer, Stefan Gruber, Micheal Klamminger, Wolfgang Pribyl, Gerald Holweg

Paper Title:  A fully EPC compatible Multi frequency Passive RFID Tag with -11.4 dBm Sensitivity

H. Reinisch, G. Hofer, S. Gruber, M. Klamminger, W. Pribyl and G. Holweg, “A fully EPC compatible multi frequency passive RFID tag with ‚ąí11.4 dBm sensitivity,” RFID-Technologies and Applications (RFID-TA), 2011 IEEE International Conference on, Sitges, 2011, pp. 207-213.

doi: 10.1109/RFID-TA.2011.6068639

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6068639&isnumber=6068591

IEEE RFID TA 2010

Authors:  E. Nilsson, B. Nilsson, L. Bengtsson, B. Svensson, P. A. Wiberg, and U. Bilstrup

Paper Title:  A low power-long range active RFID-system consisting of active RFID backscatter transponders

Award Sponsor:

E. Nilsson, B. Nilsson, L. Bengtsson, B. Svensson, P. A. Wiberg and U. Bilstrup, “A low power-long range active RFID-system consisting of active RFID backscatter transponders,” RFID-Technology and Applications (RFID-TA), 2010 IEEE International Conference on, Guangzhou, China, 2010, pp. 26-30.

doi: 10.1109/RFID-TA.2010.5529854

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5529854&isnumber=5529839