Millimeter-wave identification: A new short-range radio system for low-power high data-rate applications

Pekka Pursula, Tauno Vähä-Heikkilä, A. Müller, D. Necoloiu, G Konstantinidis, Aarne Oja, Jussi Tuovinen

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The radio-frequency identification (RFID) concept is expanded to millimeter-wave frequencies and millimeter-wave identification (MMID) in this paper. The MMID concept and a comparison with UHF RFID are presented, showing the limitations and benefits of MMID. Three feasible applications are suggested for MMID, which are: (1) wireless mass memory; (2) an automatic identification system with pointing functionality; and (3) transponder communication with automotive radar. To demonstrate the feasibility of the MMID system, experimental results for both downlink and backscattering-based uplink are presented at 60 GHz.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2221-2228
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed



  • Backscattering
  • Millimeter waves
  • Millimeter-wave identification (MMID)
  • RF identification (RFID)

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