ITTC Project

Development of Passive RFID Tag System

Project Award Date: 02-23-2010


On-demand real time identification and tracking of assets using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags is a powerful technology for improving inventory applications related to both government and commercial sectors. Although there is a vast commercial industry working on RFID systems, the vulnerabilities of commercial products are only beginning to emerge. The two main challenges that the current commercial tags face are the limited lifetime of the active (battery powered) tags and the limited read range of passive tags.

ITTC researchers will conduct sponsored research on the design and specifications of components of a passive RFID system capable of long distance reads.


Faculty Investigator(s): Daniel Deavours (PI)

Student Investigator(s): Naaser Mohammed, Lakshmi Anusha Kosuru

Project Sponsors

Primary Sponsor(s): Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Partner with ITTC

The Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at the University of Kansas has developed several assistance policies that enhance interactions between the Center and local, Kansas, or national companies. 

ITTC assistance includes initial free consulting (normally one to five hours). If additional support is needed, ITTC will offer one of the following approaches: 

Sponsored Research Agreement

Individuals and organizations can enter into agreements with KUCR/ITTC and provide funds for sponsored research to be performed at ITTC with the assistance of faculty, staff and students.

Licensing and Royalty/Equity Agreement

An ITTC goal is the development of investment-grade technologies for transfer to, and marketing by, local, Kansas, and national businesses. To enhance this process, the Center has developed flexible policies that allow for licensing, royalty, and equity arrangements to meet both the needs of ITTC and the company.

Commercialization Development

Companies with a technology need that can be satisfied with ITTC's resources can look to us for assistance. We can develop a relationship with interested partners that will provide for the development of a technology suited for commercialization.

ITTC Resource Access

ITTC resources, including computers and software systems, may be made available to Kansas companies in accordance with the Center's mission and applicable Regents and University policies.

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