Drone Relays for Battery-Free Networks

  title={Drone Relays for Battery-Free Networks},
  author={Yunfei Ma and Nicholas Selby and Fadel Adib},
Battery-free sensors, such as RFIDs, are annually attached to billions of items including pharmaceutical drugs, clothes, and manufacturing parts. The fundamental challenge with battery-free sensors is that they are only reliable at short distances of tens of centimeters to few meters. As a result, today's systems for communicating with and localizing battery-free sensors are crippled by the limited range. To overcome this challenge, this paper presents RFly, a system that leverages drones as… CONTINUE READING
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