Multiple subcarrier passive communication is a new research area which enables a type of frequency division multiple access with wireless and batteryless sensor RF tags just by implementing RF switches to produce dedicated subcarriers. Since the mutual interference among subcarriers is unevenly distributed over the frequency band, careless allocations of subcarrier frequencies may result in degraded network performance and inefficient use of the frequency resource. In this paper, we examine four subcarrier frequency allocation schemes using MATLAB numerical simulations. The four schemes are evaluated in terms of the communication capacity and access fairness among sensor RF tags. We found that the subcarrier allocation scheme plays an important role in multiple subcarrier communication and can improves the communication capacity by 35%.
- Multiple access
- Passive communications
- Subcarrier allocation
- Wireless sensing
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering