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An Efficient Method for Determining Energy Harvesting Capabilities of Multiple Antennas in the Same Space

Panuski, Justin (2008) An Efficient Method for Determining Energy Harvesting Capabilities of Multiple Antennas in the Same Space. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Passive energy harvesting is important for many applications, one of which is Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). For RFID applications the size of the tag is important, and as the chips performing the logic are small, the size of the tag is determined by the antenna. This research examinees the affects of placing multiple antennas powering multiple RFID chips in a small area. Four new designs are proposed and examined to determine antenna design performance when placed in close proximity. A new method of evaluation is proposed involving the connection of Gen 2 RFID chips as a way to eliminate wire connections needed for measurements.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Panuski, Justinjmp14@pitt.eduJMP14
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee CoChairCain, James Tcain@engr.pitt.eduJTC
Committee CoChairMickle, Marlin Hmickle@ee.pitt.eduMICKLE
Committee MemberNorman, Bryan Abanorman@engr.pitt.eduBANORMAN
Committee MemberHoelzeman, Ronald
Date: 8 September 2008
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 18 July 2007
Approval Date: 8 September 2008
Submission Date: 3 July 2007
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Electrical Engineering
Degree: MSEE - Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: multiple antennas; read range; RFID
Other ID:, etd-07032007-210104
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:49
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2016 14:36


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