International Journal of Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications

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Editor in Chief: Dr. Peter J. Hawrylak
ISSN online: 1745-3224
ISSN print: 1745-3216
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IJRFITA provides the primary forum to report and address the fundamental engineering and physical issues of RFID tag operation and tag/reader communication. The tag technologies will include backscatter, chip-less RFID and other alternatives to the classical chip and antenna combinations. The perspective is one of the hardware physical and mathematical foundations as opposed to enterprise software communicating with readers and the commercial product numbering systems.


 Topics covered include

  • Remote powering issues with passive RFID tags
  • Optimisation of communication protocols for minimising power consumption
  • Antenna design and analysis for specific types of RFID tags
  • Low cost tag manufacturing techniques
  • Test procedures for standardised performance evaluation
  • The advantages of both single and multiple frequency protocols including ultra wide band for identification and sensing
  • Early identification of potential areas for standardisation

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The primary objective of IJRFITA is to establish a sound scientific basis for the wireless communication and powering of low cost identification and sensing elements that are attached to or embedded in products and items. The reported basic knowledge will provide a sound platform for the advancement of RFID technology to provide the predictability necessary to meet research and industry needs for this technology that connects to the fundamental things of this world. Another objective is to provide the forum for developing the testing procedures for the multiple application scenarios as RFID deployment reaches maturity.


IJRIFTA provides the focal point for academics, researchers and decision makers in the areas of RFID tag/reader research and development as well as a source of sound technical information for all potential users, manufacturers and value added suppliers of RFID equipment. Through a sound academic approach, IJRFITA will be read by researchers and potential manufacturers in industry and academia to provide new and robust technology.


IJRFITA publishes original research papers, survey papers, testing procedures and analytical verification of various electromagnetic models of performance. On some occasions, papers relating to the enterprise RFID deployment will be published when there is a strong connection to the physical tag and reader physical understanding.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Hawrylak, Peter J., University of Tulsa, USA

Associate Editors

  • Billo, Richard E., Oregon State University, USA
  • Buckner, Mark A., Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Engels, Daniel W., University of Texas at Arlington, USA
  • Ogirala, Ajay, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Sun, Yuan, Checkpoint Systems Inc., USA

Regional Editor Far East

  • Look, Law Choi, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Regional Editor Korea

  • Choi, Inchul, Advanced Digital Chips Inc., South Korea

Regional Editor North and South America

  • Porter, J. David, Oregon State University, USA

Editorial Board Members

  • Abercrombie, Robert K., Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Burghard, Brion, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
  • Cain, James T., University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Halliday, Steve, High Tech Aid, USA
  • Liu, Xiaoyu, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., USA
  • Peng, Han, General Electric Global Research Center, USA
  • Sai, Vyasa, Intel Corporation, USA
  • Seidman, Seth J., Food and Drug Administration, USA
  • Sejdić, Ervin, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Ukkonen, Leena, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Zhu, Rongbo, South-Central University for Nationalities, China


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