Link Budget Validation for Backscatter-Radio System in Sub-1GHz

Behnam Badihi, Aleksi Liljemark, Muhammad Usman Sheikh, Jari Lietzen, Riku Jantti

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Ambient backscatter communications system (ABCS) has recently been introduced as a cutting edge technology in which devices communicate in wireless mode by exploiting ambient radio frequency (RF) signals instead of actively generating them. ABCS is a promising technology for Internet of Things (IoT) use cases in which the power efficiency is a major challenge yet to be addressed. ABCS is in its early development stages from theoretical and practical perspectives. In this regard, it is highly important to understand the multi-aspects of the link budget of ABCS. Hence, in this paper we conducted a comprehensive study including measurements in different propagation environment and thorough simulation. The measurements are preformed in sub-1 GHz band and particularly in 590 MHz with the tags designed in the house. The results confirm the match between measurements and the simulations with trivial error.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2019
ISBN (Electronic)9781538676462
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference - Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 15 Apr 201919 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
ISSN (Print)1525-3511
ISSN (Electronic)1558-2612


ConferenceIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
Abbreviated titleWCNC


  • Ambient backscatter communication system
  • bistatic collocated backscatter
  • bistatic dislocated backscatter
  • IoT
  • link budget
  • monostatic backscatter


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