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Wireless sensing and identification based on radar cross section variability measurement of passive electromagnetic sensors

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-435
Number of pages11
JournalAnnals of telecommunications - Annales des télécommunications
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


In this paper, we present the wireless measurement of various physical quantities from the analysis of the radar cross section variability of passive electromagnetic sensors. The technique uses a millimeter frequency-modulated continuous-wave radar for both remote sensing and wireless identification of sensors. Long reading ranges (up to some decameters) are reached at the expense of poor measurement resolution (typically 10 %). A review of recent experimental results is reported for illustration purposes.

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Backscattering, Chipless RFID, FMCW radar, Frequency modulation, Millimeter wave, Passive sensor, Remote sensing, Wireless sensor network