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HF RFID Electromagnetic Emissions and Performance



David R. Novotny, Jeffrey R. Guerrieri, Michael H. Francis, Catherine A. Remley


We examined the emissions, and susceptibility of commercial High-Frequency Radio Frequency Identification (HF proximity RFID) systems to interrupt and eavesdropping.  RFID systems are being used in an increasing number of financial, identification, and access control applications.  Investigations into detectability and readability of a transaction at a distance were performed.  We performed measurements to determine the power radiated by some commercial systems and measured the performance in adverse electromagnetic (EM) environments.  
Proceedings Title
IEEE International Symposium on EMC
Conference Dates
August 17-22, 2008
Conference Location
Detroit, MI
Conference Title
2008 IEEE International Symposium on EMC


RFID, HF, ISO 14443, jamming, communication, eavesdropping


Novotny, D. , Guerrieri, J. , Francis, M. and Remley, C. (2008), HF RFID Electromagnetic Emissions and Performance, IEEE International Symposium on EMC, Detroit, MI, [online], (Accessed June 13, 2024)


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Created November 4, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017