Fast and Power Efficient Sensor Arbitration: Physical Layer Collision Recovery of Passive
This work concerns physical layer collision recovery for cheap sensors with allowed variations in frequency and delay of their communications. The work is presented as a generic, communication theoretic framework and demonstrated using UHF RFID tag technology. Previous work in this area has not provided recovery for more than two tags, which is shown to be possible in this work. Also presented is a novel mathematical model of the tag signal, incorporating the allowed variations in frequency and delay. The main motivation is seen in the observation that random variations in frequency and delay make the collided signals of different tags separable.