RF Design for Ultra-Low-Power Wireless Communication Systems: Efficiently Miniaturizing and Passively Sensing


IEEE MTT Distinguished Lecture

In this talk, I will present radio frequency (RF) design solutions for wireless sensor nodes to solve sustainability issues in the Internet of things (IoT), which arise due to the massive deployment of wireless IoT nodes on environmental and economic levels. Engineers can apply these RF design solutions to improve the ultra-low-power operation of IoT nodes, avoid batteries’ eco-toxicity, and decrease maintenance costs due to battery replacement. The presented solutions offer high integration levels based on system-on-chip and system-in-package concepts in low-cost complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor technologies to limit costs and carbon footprints of these nodes. Within this research context, I will present solutions for ultra-low-power wireless communication systems based on high frequency (HF) and ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies. In particular, I will present RF design solutions for HF and UHF RFID systems that reveal how to develop passive miniaturized IoT nodes that operate robustly in harsh application environments and how to create batteryless or rather passive IoT nodes, which provide passive sensing capabilities and work robustly in their respective application environment.

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  • Date: 30 Mar 2022
  • Time: 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT+10:00) Australia/Victoria
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  • Melbourne, Victoria
  • Australia

  • Starts 21 February 2022 01:36 PM
  • Ends 29 March 2022 11:59 PM
  • All times are (GMT+10:00) Australia/Victoria
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Prof. Jasmin Grosinger

Jasmin Grosinger (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.Sc.) degree (Hons.) in telecommunications and the Dr.techn. (Ph.D.) degree (Hons.) from the Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. In January 2021, she received her Venia Docendi in RF and microwave engineering from the Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria. From 2008 to 2013, she was a Project Assistant with the Institute of Telecommunications, Vienna University of Technology, where she was involved in various projects dealing with RFID technologies. In 2011, she was a Laboratory Associate with Disney Research, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, involved win an RFID sensor project. From 2013 to 2017, she was a Post-Doctoral Researcher with the Institute of Microwave and Photonic Engineering, Graz University of Technology, focusing on RFID technologies research. In 2017, she was elevated to an Assistant Professor at the same institute, focusing on ultra-low-power RF components and systems. Since 2021, she has been an Associate Professor in this research field. In 2018, 2019, and 2021, she was a Guest Professor at the Institute of Electronics Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany. She has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and holds one U.S. patent. Prof. Grosinger is actively involved in the Technical Program and Steering Committees of various RF-related conferences and is an Associate Editor of the IEEE MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS COMPONENTS LETTERS. She is a member of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) and the Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale Austria (Commission D). Within MTT-S, she serves as a Distinguished Microwave Lecturer (Tatsuo Itoh DML class of 2022–2024), a member of the IEEE MTT-S Technical Committees MTT-25 Wireless Power Transfer and Energy Conversion Committee and MTT-26 RFID, Wireless Sensors and IoT Committee, and as the Co-Chair of the Women in Microwaves Sub-Committee of the Member and Geographic Activities Committee. In 2022, she serves as the MTT-S AdCom Secretary.