Amus Chee Yuen Goay, Deepak Mishra, and Aruna Seneviratne

BER-Aware Backscattering Design for Energy Maximization at RFID Passive Tag 

AbsThe radio frequency identification (RFID) passive tag is wireless communication device with high energy sustainability, such that it uses the incident radio frequency (RF) signal to backscatter its information. This paper investigates the output load power maximization with optimal load impedances selection in the backscatter communication (BackCom) network. The considered BackCom system comprises a reader broadcasting an unmodulated carrier to the passive tag in the downlink. The tag backscatters its information signal to the reader with binary amplitude-shift keying (BASK) modulation in the uplink. We formulated an average output load power maximization problem by jointly optimizing the reflection coefficients while satisfying the minimum bit error rate (BER) requirement and tag sensitivity constraint. To simplify the problem, we transform the BER constraint to the modulation index constraint and reduce the 4 variables problem to 2 variables convex optimization problem. Using the Karush-Kuhn-Tucker (KKT) conditions, we design an algorithm to obtain the closed-form expression for the global optimal reflection coefficients that maximize the output load power. The simulation results provide insight into the impact of the information bit probability, tag sensitivity constraint, and BER on the achievable average load power. An overall gain of around 16% signifies the utility of our proposed design.


DOI: 10.36244/ICJ.2022.4.7


Please cite this paper the following way:

Amus Chee Yuen Goay, Deepak Mishra, and Aruna Seneviratne, "BER-Aware Backscattering Design for Energy Maximization at RFID Passive Tag", Infocommunications Journal, Vol. XIV, No 4, December 2022, pp. 49-55.,

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