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WISP Related Publications


Genetic programming based pseudorandom number generator for wireless identification and sensing platform,Kösemen C., Dalkılıç G., Aydın Ö., Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences (Accepted for publication)


LoRea: A Backscatter architecture that achieves a long communication range, A Varshney, O Harms, CP Penichet, C Rohner, F Hermans, Thiemo Voigt, In Proc ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensing Systems (SenSys), 2017

A random number generator for lightweight authentication protocols: xorshiftR+, Çabuk U.C., Aydın Ö., Dalkılıç G., Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, Vol 25 No:6, December 2017, pp. 231-254, DOI:10.3906/elk-1703-36

An Advanced Encryption Standard Powered Mutual Authentication Protocol Based on Elliptic Curve Cryptography for RFID, Proven on WISP, Ibrahim A., Dalkılıç G., Journal of Sensors , Article ID 2367312, (August 2017). DOI:10.1155/2017/2367312

Designing a Random Number Generator for Secure Communication with WISP , Kösemen C., Dalkılıç G., 2017 International Conference On Computing and Data Analysis (ICCDA 2017), 19-23 May 2017, Lakeland, Florida, USA, pp. 289-292. DOI:10.1145/3093241.309328

An Energy-Aware Debugger for Intermittently Powered Systems, Alexei Colin, Graham Harvey, Alanson P. Sample, Brandon Lucia, IEEE Micro, Vol 37, Issue 3, 2017

Intermittent Computing: Challenges and Opportunities, Brandon Lucia, Vignesh Balaji, Alexei Colin, Kiwan Maeng, Emily Ruppel, SNAPL 2017

LoRa Backscatter: Enabling The Vision of Ubiquitous Connectivity, V Talla, M Hessar, B Kellogg, A Najafi, JR Smith, S Gollakota, Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, Vol 1, No 3, Article No 105, September 2017.

Battery-Free Cellphone, V Talla, B Kellogg, S Gollakota, JR Smith, Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, Vol 1, No 2, June 30, 2017.

Fast Downstream to many (computational) RFIDs, H Aantjes, AY Majid, P Pawelczak, J Tan, A Parks, JR Smith, Proc. IEEE INFOCOM 2017

FM Backscatter: Enabling Connected Cities and Smart Fabrics, A Wang, V Iyer, V Talla, J Smith, S Gollakota, 14th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI), 2017

RF-powered, backscatter-based cameras, S Naderiparizi, Z Kapetanovic, JR Smith, 2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), 346-349, 2017

Powering the next billion devices with Wi-Fi, V Talla, B Kellogg, B Ransford, S Naderiparizi, JR Smith, S Gollakota, Communications of the ACM 60 (3), 83-91, 2017


True Random Number Based Generator For Radio Frequency Identification Tags , Dalkılıç G., Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Engineering Journal Of Science and Engineering, 18 (54/3), (2016), pp. 640-651. DOI: 10.21205/deufmd.2016185427

Pseudo-Random Number Generator For Internet Of Things: Merged Linear Feedback Shift Register, Aydın Ö., Dalkılıç G.,Best Application, Smart Technology Smart Management, ISBN:9786056004759, pp. 121-129

Harmonic-WISP: A passive broadband harmonic RFID platform, Yunfei Ma, Xiaonan Hui, Edwin C. Kan, 2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), DOI: 10.1109/MWSYM.2016.7540224 2016

A flexible setup to determine RFID tag requirements for multiple-response scenarios, Martin Mayer, Blanca Ramos Elbal, Wolfgang Gartner, Robert Langwieser, Jelena Kaitovic, 2016 IEEE International Conference on RFID, 2016

Passive WI-FI: Bringing Low Power to Wi-Fi Transmissions, B Kellogg, V Talla, JR Smith, S Gollakota, GetMobile: Mobile Computing and Communications 20 (3), 38-41, 2016

Passive Wi-Fi: Bringing Low Power to Wi-Fi Transmissions, Bryce Kellogg, Vamsi Talla, Shyam Gollakota, and Joshua R Smith, NSDI 2016, Best Paper

WISPCam: An RF-powered smart camera for machine vision applications, S Naderiparizi, Z Kapetanovic, JR Smith, Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Energy Harvesting and Energy-Neutral Sensing Systems, 2016

Inter-Technology Backscatter: Towards Internet Connectivity for Implanted Devices, V Iyer, V Talla, B Kellogg, S Gollakota, JR Smith, Proceedings of the 2016 ACM SIGCOMM Conference, 356-369, 2016, Best Paper

BLISP:Enhancing backscatter radio with active radio for computational RFIDs, I in't T Veen, Q Liu, P Pawelczak, A Parks, JR Smith, 2016 IEEE International Conference on RFID, 2016

muMonitor: In-situ Energy Monitoring with Microwatt Power Consumption, S Naderiparizi, AN Parks, FS Parizi, JR Smith, 2016 IEEE International Conference on RFID, 2016

Wisent: Robust downstream communication and storage for computational RFIDs, J Tan, P Pawełczak, A Parks, JR Smith, IEEE INFOCOM 2016-The 35th Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, 2016

Battery-Free Connected Machine Vision with WISPCam, S Naderiparizi, Z Kapetanovic, JR Smith, GetMobile Quarterly 20 (1), 2016


P-MTI: Physical-Layer Missing Tag Identification via Compressive Sensing, Yuanqing Zheng, Mo Li, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 23, No. 4, August 2015

Powering the Next Billion Devices with Wi-Fi, V Talla, B Kellogg, B Ransford, S Naderiparizi, S Gollakota, JR Smith, ACM CoNext 2015. Nominated for Best Paper.

Self-Localizing Battery-Free Cameras, Saman Naderiparizi, Yi Zhao, James Youngquist, Alanson P. Sample, Joshua R. Smith, Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. ACM, September 2015.

NFC-WISP: an open source software defined near field RFID sensing platform, Y Zhao, JR Smith, A Sample, Ubicomp 2015

WISPCam: A Battery-Free RFID Camera, S. Naderiparizi, A.N. Parks, Z. Kapetanovic, B. Ransford, J.R. Smith, IEEE RFID 2015.

Active Power Summation for Efficient Multiband RF Energy Harvesting, A.N. Parks, J.R. Smith, International Microwave Symposium 2015.

NFC-WISP: A Sensing and Computationally Enhanced Near-Field RFID Platform, Y. Zhao, J.R. Smith, and A.P. Sample, IEEE RFID 2015, San Diego California


Low cost and batteryless sensor-enabled radio frequency identification tag based approaches to identify patient bed entry and exit posture transitions, DC Ranasinghe, RL Shinmoto Torresa, K Hill, R Visvanathan, Gait and posture, Volume 39, Issue 1, January 2014, Pages 118-123, DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2013.06.009

Wi-Fi Backscatter: Internet Connectivity for RF-Powered Devices, B. Kellogg, A.N. Parks, S. Gollakota, J.R. Smith, D.Wetherall, SIGCOMM 2014.

Turbocharging Ambient Backscatter Communication, A.N. Parks, A. Liu, S. Gollakota, J.R. Smith, SIGCOMM 2014

Sifting Through the Airwaves: Efficient and Scalable Multiband RF Harvesting Aaron N. Parks, Joshua R. Smith, IEEE RFID, Orlando Florida, April 2014. Best paper*

ARFID: A Reconfigurable Fabric of Input Devices for the Internet of Things, J Youngquist, JR Smith, A Parks, B Ransford, Ubicomp 2014.

The Emergence of RF-Powered Computing,S Gollakota, M Reynolds, JR Smith, D. Wetherall, IEEE Computer, Vol 47 No 1, Jan 2014

A battery-free object localization and motion sensing platform,Yi Zhao, Anthony LaMarca, Joshua R. Smith, Ubicomp , Sept 2014.


Minimizing charging delay in wireless rechargeable sensor networks, Fu, L., Cheng, P., Gu, Y., Chen, J., & He, T. In Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM (pp. 2922-2930). [6567103] DOI: 10.1109/INFCOM.2013.6567103, 2013

Enabling Self-Powered Autonomous Wireless Sensors with New-Generation I2C-RFID Chips, D. De Donno, L. Catarinucci, and L. Tarricone, 2013 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest (MTT), pp. 1-4, Seattle, WA, June 2013

Enhanced UHF RFID Sensor-Tag, L Catarinucci, R Colella, L Tarricone, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 49 - 51, 2013

MISS: Multi-dimensional Information Sensing Surveillance for Cold Chain Logistics, Han Ding, Rui Li, Shaoping Li, Jinsong Han, Jizhong Zhao, 2013 IEEE 10th International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Systems, pp 519 - 523, 2013

Ambient Backscatter: Wireless Communication out of Thin Air Vincent Liu, Aaron Parks, Vamsi Talla, Shyam Gollakota, David Wetherall, Joshua R. Smith, SIGCOMM, Hong Kong, August 12-16, 2013, Best Paper

Wirelessly Powered Bistable Display Tags, Artem Dementyev, Jeremy Gummeson, Derek Thrasher, Aaron Parks, Deepak Ganesan, Joshua R Smith, Alanson P. Sample, ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), Zurich, Switzerland, September 2013

Hybrid Analog-Digital Backscatter: A New Approach for Battery-Free Sensing, Vamsi Talla and Joshua R. Smith, Proceedings of IEEE RFID, Orlando, Florida, April 2013. Nominated for best paper award.

A Wearable UHF RFID-Based EEG System, Artem Dementyev and Joshua R. Smith, Proceedings of IEEE RFID, Orlando, Florida, April 2013.

A battery-free RFID-based indoor acoustic localization platform, Yi Zhao and Joshua R. Smith, Proceedings of IEEE RFID, Orlando, Florida, April 2013

A Wireless Sensing Platform Utilizing Ambient RF Energy, Aaron Parks, Alanson Sample, Yi Zhao, Joshua R. Smith, IEEE Topical Meeting on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks (WiSNET), January 20-23 2013 Austin, TX.

Hybrid Analog-Digital Backscatter Platform for High Data Rate, Battery-Free Sensing, Vamsi Talla, Michael Buettner, David Wetherall, Joshua R. Smith, IEEE Topical Meeting on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks (WiSNET), January 20-23 2013 Austin, TX, Best Student Paper

Wirelessly Powered Sensor Networks and Computational RFID, JR Smith, Springer SBM, 2013

Range scaling of wirelessly powered sensor systems, JR Smith, in Wirelessly Powered Sensor Networks and Computational RFID, Springer SBM, 2013

Perpetual Smart Signage using Ambient Energy Harvesting, AN Parks, B Kellogg, JR Smith, Pervasive Displays, 2013


Optical Localization of Passive UHF RFID Tags with Integrated LEDs, Alanson Sample, Craig Macomber, Liang-Ting Jiang, Joshua R. Smith, Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE RFID Conference, April 3-5, 2012.

Printed Low Power Amperometric Gas Sensor Employing RF Energy Harvesting, M.T. Carter, J.R. Stetter, J.R. Smith, A.N. Parks, Y. Zhao, M.W. Findlay, V. Patel, The Electrochemical Society, January 2012.

Towards falls prevention: a wearable wireless and battery-less sensing and automatic identification tag for real time monitoring of human movements, DC Ranasinghe, RLS Torres, AP Sample, JR Smith, K Hill, R Visvanathan, 2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2012


Elliptic Curve Cryptography on the WISP UHF RFID Tag, Christian Pendl, Markus Pelnar, and Michael Hutter; 7th Workshop on RFID Security (RFIDsec 2011); Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, June 26-28, 2011

Wireless Strain Measurement for Structural Testing and Health Monitoring of Carbon Fiber Composite, Federico Gasco, Paolo Feraboli, Jeff Braun, Joshua Smith, Patrick Stickler, and Luciano DeOto; Journal of Composites: Part A, May 14, 2011

Concealable, Low-Cost Paper-Printed Antennas for WISP-based RFIDs, Mauro Marroncelli, Daniele Trinchero, Vasileios Lakafosis, and Manos M. Tentzeris. 2011 IEEE International Conference on RFID. April 12-24

A Software Radio-based UHF RFID Reader for PHY/MAC Experimentation, Michael Buettner and David Wetherall. 2011 IEEE International Conference on RFID. April 12-24

Photovoltaic Enhanced UHF RFID Tag Antennas for Dual Purpose Energy Harvesting, Alanson Sample, Jeff Braun, Aaron Parks, and Joshua Smith. 2011 IEEE International Conference on RFID. April 12-24

Dewdrop: An Energy-Aware Runtime for Computational RFID, Michael Buettner, Ben Greenstein and David Wetherall. NSDI, March 2011.

Mementos: System support for long-running computation on RFID-scale devices, Benjamin Ransford, Jacob Sorber, and Kevin Fu. In Proceedings of the 16th Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS 2011), Newport Beach, CA, March 2011

Exploiting Half-Wits: Smarter Storage for Low-Power Devices, Mastooreh Salajegheh, Yue Wang, Kevin Fu, Anxiao (Andrew) Jiang, Erik Learned-Miller. In Proceedings of the 9th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST 2011), San Jose, CA, February 2011.

Energy Provisioning in Wireless Rechargeable Sensor Networks, Shibo He, Jiming Chen, Fachang Jiang, David K.Y. Yau, Guoliang Xing, Youxian Sun, 2011 IEEE Infocom conference, Shanghai, China, 2011


  • RFID: From Supply Chains to Sensor Nets, S. Roy, V. Jandhyala, J. Smith, D. Wetherall, B. Otis, R. Chakraborty, M. Buettner, D. Yeager, Y. Ko, A. Sample. Proceedings of the IEEE , vol.98, no.9, pp.1583-1592, Sept. 2010
  • PORFIDO: Oceanographic data for neutrino telescopes, Marco Cordellia, Agnese Martinia, Roberto Habela and Luciano Trasatti, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 626-627, January 2011, Pages S109-S110
  • Pervasive Electromagnetics: Sensing Paradigms by Passive RFID Technology, Gaetano Marrocco, IEEE Wireless Communications, December 2010


  • Towards Autonomously-Powered CRFIDs, Shane Clark, Jeremy Gummeson, Kevin Fu, and Deepak Ganesan. In Workshop on Power Aware Computing and Systems (HotPower 2009), October 2009.




  • A wirelessly powered platform for sensing and computation, Joshua R. Smith, Alanson Sample, Pauline Powledge, Alexander Mamishev, Sumit Roy. Proceedings of Ubicomp 2006: 8th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing. Orange Country, CA, USA, September 17-21 2006, pp. 495-506.


  • Wireless Biomedical Sensing: Wireless Power, Communication and Computation for Wearable and Implantable Devices, VN Ranganathan, EE PhD Thesis, 2018
  • RFID-Based Techniques for Human Activity Recognition, Joshua R. Smith, Kenneth P. Fishkin, Bing Jiang, Alexander Mamishev, Matthai Philipose, Adam Rea, Sumit Roy, Kishore Sundara-Rajan. Communications of the ACM, v48, no. 9, Sep 2005.

**WISP Related Theses and Dissertations**

  • Vaishnavi Ranganathan,
  • Aaron Parks, “Employing Ambient RF Energy in Connected Devices,” PhD EE, University of Washington, 2017
  • Yi Zhao, “Localization, Sensing, Energy Delivery and Communication in Wirelessly Powered Systems,” PhD EE, University of Washington, 2016
  • Vamsi Talla, “Power, Communication and Sensing Solutions for Energy Constrained Platforms,” PhD EE, University of Washington, 2016
  • Blanca Ramos Elbal, “Measurement Based Evaluation of the Wireless Identification and Sensing Platform,” MS Thesis, Vienna University of Technology Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, July 2015
  • Elicek Delgado Cepero, “Structural Health Monitoring Inside Concrete and Grout Using the Wireless Identification and Sensing Platform (WISP),” MS Thesis, Florida International University, 2013
  • Michael Buettner, “Backscatter Protocols and Energy-Efficient Computing for RF-Powered Devices,” PhD CSE, University of Washington, 2012
  • Alanson Sample, “Cutting the last cord with wireless power,” Ph.D. E.E., University of Washington, 2011.
  • Jeffrey Braun, “Design and Application of Wirelessly Powered and Hybrid Powered Sensor Nodes,” M.S. E.E., University of Washington, 2010.
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