ORRIS: Throughput Optimization for Backscatter Link on Physical and MAC Layers

Jumin ZHAO  Yanxia LI  Dengao LI  Hao WU  Biaokai ZHU  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E102-B    No.10    pp.2082-2090
Publication Date: 2019/10/01
Publicized: 2019/04/05
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2018EBP3339
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Multimedia Systems for Communications
CRFID,  throughput optimization,  backscatter link,  physical layer,  MAC layer,  

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Unlike Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), emerging Computational RFID (CRFID) integrates the RF front-end and MCU with multiple sensors. CRFIDs need to transmit data within the interrogator range, so when the tags moved rapidly or the contact duration with interrogator is limited, the sensor data collected by CRFID must be transferred to interrogator quickly. In this paper, we focus on throughput optimization for backscatter link, take physical and medium access control (MAC) layers both into consideration, put forward our scheme called ORRIS. On physical layer, we propose Cluster Gather Degree (CGD) indicator, which is the clustering degree of signal in IQ domain. Then CGD is regarded as the criterion to adaptively adjust the rate encoding mode and link frequency, accordingly achieve adaptive rate transmission. On MAC layer, based on the idea of asynchronous transfer, we utilize the the number of clusters in IQ domain to select the optimal Q value as much as possible. So that achieve burst transmission or bulk data transmission. Experiments and analyses on the static and mobile scenarios show that our proposal has significantly better mean throughput than BLINK or CARA, which demonstrate the effectiveness of our scheme.