EMERGENT aims at designing and developing a more efficient technology for radio frequency identification and sensing by creating a long-term research cooperation program among industrial and academic partners in the area of advanced RFID and sensor technologies to be applied in real scenarios and applications. Through the inter-sectoral mobility and research and innovation knowledge sharing activities of the project, including training and workshops, EMERGENT will satisfy the needs of the new chipless RFID scenarios, by providing:

  • Novel chipless RFID tags providing superior performance with respect to the current market standards
  • Low cost and environmental friendly chipless RFID tags to be employed in mass market due to their reduced cost
  • Innovative and low cost chipless RFID-enabled sensors able to guarantee a reliable estimate of the environmental parameters
  • Smart and low power circuits to be used in semi-passive sensors to improve the sensitivity and read range of the chipless RFID-enabled sensor
  • Reliable algorithms and techniques for improving the system performance in terms of correct identification in compliance with international regulations
  • Guidelines for design of chipless RFID for identification applications

In order to provide the foreseen outcomes, EMERGENT will run for 36 months working around the following key S&T objectives

  • Explore and develop the concept of Chipless RFID in particular methods to implement a specific identification code into passive substrate and techniques to read this code provided that, the reading system meets the existing regulation at ISM and UWB bands. The final objective is to design innovative chipless RFID tags which allow a robust detection procedure in complex environment.
  • Explore new paths for overcoming typical weaknesses of RFID sensors, including techniques to enhance the Chemical Interactive Materials (CIM) effect on the electromagnetic variability of the response, the repeatability of the estimation process and the cross-sensitivity to multiple physical parameters.
  • Develop sensor concepts that permit to read the sensors using low-cost UWB radars as reader.
  • Develop processing methods and routines to perform measurements using low-cost commercially- available UWB radars.
  • Realize and implement chipless RFID sensors system with standard and green technologies.
  • Validate the functionality of chipless tags and sensors in real, multipath scenarios.