Adaptive ambient backscatter Communications for ultra-low power Systems

Project Details


The ABACUS project aims to develop a revolutionary Adaptive Ambient Backscatter Communication paradigm that enables ultra-low-power connected devices to utilize ambient radio waves for communication with orders of magnitude less power than the state-of-the-art active transceiver based solutions. Hence, allowing battery powered devices to obtain over 15 years of operation time or, combined with energy harvesting, to operate completely energy autonomously. The improved efficiency is based on smart, adaptable antennas, efficient functional computation, co-designed and optimized waveforms and receiver algorithms as well as novel sensing and data aggregation principles.
Effective start/end date01/09/201831/08/2021

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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