IEEE RFID 2017 Best Paper Award Recipient Named

Best Paper Award Sponsor JADAK/ThingMagic Presents Award on May 10 at the 11th Annual International Conference on RFID – IEEE RFID 2017

Phoenix, Arizona (10 March 2017) The IEEE Council on RFID (CRFID) announced today that Dr. Pavel Nikitin, a senior engineer with Honeywell, is the recipient of the Best Paper Award for the IEEE RFID 2017 technical conference co-located with RFID Journal Live! 2017.

The paper entitled, “Self-Reconfigurable RFID Reader Antenna” presents a simple, but novel approach to employing a 900 MHz antenna to switch between two distinct beams without manual reconfiguration.

Mr. Nikitin was presented with the IEEE RFID 2017 Best Paper Award by Jeff Pine, VP of Strategy & Product Management, JADAK/ThingMagic.

“We’re proud to continue the ThingMagic tradition of sponsoring the Best Paper Award at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on RFID. Only a quarter to a half of all papers submitted are even accepted, so receiving the Best Paper award makes this both competitive and prestigious. Congratulations to this year’s winners.  As a market leader providing advanced technology and products and engineering expertise in the embedded HF and UHF RFID market, JADAK is honored to support the IEEE Council on RFID and all of the contributors,” said Janie Goddard,  President of JADAK.

“We congratulate Dr. Nikitin on a superb paper, and we want to acknowledge the dedication and passion of our attendees, authors, speakers, co-chairs, and volunteers,” says IEEE CRFID President Gisele Bennett, Associate VP for Research for faculty integration at Georgia Tech, USA.

The IEEE Council on RFID (CRFID), which sponsors the IEEE RFID conference series, is one of IEEE’s 46 technical societies and councils. Its field of interest is the theory and practice of matters relating to radio frequency identification and RFID-related systems. The purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of RFID and contribute to the scientific, literary and educational interests.