Wirelessly Powered Sensor Networks and Computational RFID

  • Joshua R. Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joshua R. Smith
      Pages 13-29
  3. Hardware Platforms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Alanson P. Sample, Joshua R. Smith
      Pages 33-56
    3. Daniel Yeager, Fan Zhang, Azin Zarrasvand, Nicole George, Thomas Daniel, Brian Otis
      Pages 57-78
    4. Roc Berenguer, Iván Rebollo, Ibon Zalbide, Iñaki Fernández
      Pages 79-109
  4. Communication and Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. He Ba, Jeff Parvin, Luis Soto, Ilker Demirkol, Wendi Heinzelman
      Pages 113-129
    3. Andrés Molina–Markham, Shane S. Clark, Benjamin Ransford, Kevin Fu
      Pages 131-142
    4. Michael Buettner, David Wetherall
      Pages 143-156
    5. Richa Prasad, Michael Buettner, Ben Greenstein, David Wetherall
      Pages 157-172
  5. Cryptography and Security for Computational RFID

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Hee-Jin Chae, Mastooreh Salajegheh, Daniel J. Yeager, Joshua R. Smith, Kevin Fu
      Pages 175-187
    3. Alexander Szekely, Michael Höfler, Robert Stögbuchner, Manfred Aigner
      Pages 189-204
  6. Wireless Power Beyond RFID

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Matthew S. Trotter, Gregory D. Durgin
      Pages 207-222
    3. Alanson P. Sample, Aaron N. Parks, Scott Southwood, Joshua R. Smith
      Pages 223-234
    4. Benjamin H. Waters, Jordan T. Reed, Kara R. Kagi, Alanson P. Sample, Pramod Bonde, Joshua R. Smith
      Pages 235-247
  7. Systems and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Orlando Ciaffoni, Marco Cordelli, Roberto Habel, Agnese Martini, Luciano Trasatti
      Pages 251-258
    3. Pavel V. Nikitin, Aaron Parks, Joshua R. Smith
      Pages 259-268
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 269-271

About this book


The Wireless Identification and Sensing Platform (WISP) is the first of a new class of RF-powered sensing and computing systems.  Rather than being powered by batteries, these sensor systems are powered by radio waves that are either deliberately broadcast or ambient.  Enabled by ongoing exponential improvements in the energy efficiency of microelectronics, RF-powered sensing and computing is rapidly moving along a trajectory from impossible (in the recent past), to feasible (today), toward practical and commonplace (in the near future).

This book is a collection of key papers on RF-powered sensing and computing systems including the WISP.  Several of the papers grew out of the WISP Challenge, a program in which Intel Corporation donated WISPs to academic applicants who proposed compelling WISP-based projects.  The book also includes papers presented at the first WISP Summit, a workshop held in Berkeley, CA in association with the ACM Sensys conference, as well as other relevant papers.

The book provides a window into the fascinating new world of wirelessly powered sensing and computing.


Backscatter Computational RFID Perpetual Computing Power harvesting RF Power Harvesting RFID RFID Sensing RFID Sensor Networks Radio Frequency Identification Sensor Systems Sensor networks WARP WISP Wireless networks

Editors and affiliations

  • Joshua R. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1., Dept. of Computer Science & EngineeringUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-6165-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-6166-2
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