Intelligent and Converged Networks


ambient backscatter, backscatter communications, battery-less sensor, Internet of Things (IoT), Large Intelligent Surface (LIS), Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)


Energy source and circuit cost are two critical challenges for the future development of the Internet of Things (IoT). Backscatter communications offer a potential solution to conveniently obtain power and reduce cost for sensors in IoT, and researchers are paying close attention to the technology. Backscatter technology originated from the Second World War and has been widely applied in the logistics domain. Recently, both the academic and industrial worlds are proposing a series of new types of backscatter technologies for communications and IoT. In this paper, we review the history of both IoT and backscatter, describe the new types of backscatter, demonstrate their applications, and discuss the open challenges.


Tsinghua University Press