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Pavel Nikitin

Pavel Nikitin
Affiliate Associate Professor
Box 352500
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

Principal Engineer
Intermec by Honeywell
6001 36th Ave W
Everett, WA 98203

Email: nikitin@ieee.org

Carnegie Mellon University, PhD, 2002 (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Utah State University, MS, 1998 (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Novosibirsk State University, BS, 1995 (Physics)


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Research

RFID systems, antennas

Publications

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Journals

P. V. Nikitin, Leon Theremin (Lev Termen), IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, vol. 54, no. 5, pp. 252-257, October 2012

P. V. Nikitin, D. D. Arumugam, M. Chabalko, B. E. Henty, and D. D. Stancil, Long Range Passive UHF RFID System using HVAC Ducts, Proceedings of the IEEE (special issue "RFID - A Unique Radio Innovation for the 21st Century"), vol. 98, no. 9, pp. 1629-1635, September 2010

P. V. Nikitin, K. V. S. Rao, R. Martinez, and S. Lam, Sensitivity and impedance measurements of UHF RFID chips, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 1297-1302, May 2009

P. V. Nikitin and K. V. S. Rao, LabVIEW-based UHF RFID tag test and measurement system, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 56, no. 7, pp. 2374-2381, July 2009

V. Pillai, H. Heinrich, D. Dieska, P. V. Nikitin, R. Martinez, and K. V. S. Rao, An ultra-low-power long range battery/passive RFID tag for UHF and microwave bands with a current consumption of 700 nA at 1.5 V, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, vol. 54, no. 7, pp. 1500-1512, July 2007

P. V. Nikitin and C.-J. R. Shi, VHDL-AMS based modeling and simulation of mixed-technology microsystems: a tutorial, Integration, the VLSI Journal, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 261 - 273, April 2007

P. V. Nikitin, K. V. S. Rao, and R. Martinez, Differential RCS of RFID tag, Electronics Letters, vol. 43, no. 8, pp. 431-432, April 2007

P. V. Nikitin and K. V. S. Rao, Theory and measurement of backscattering from RFID tags, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, vol. 48, no. 6, pp. 212-218, December 2006

K. V. S. Rao, P. V. Nikitin and S. Lam, Antenna design for UHF RFID tags: a review and a practical application, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 53, no. 12, pp. 3870-3876, December 2005

P. V. Nikitin, K. V. S. Rao, S. Lam, V. Pillai, R. Martinez, and H. Heinrich, Power reflection coefficient analysis for complex impedances in RFID tag design, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 53, no. 9, pp. 2721-2725, September 2005

P. V. Nikitin and D. D. Stancil, Antenna radiation resistance in waveguide and in free-space, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 53, no.6, pp. 2126-2128, June 2005

P. V. Nikitin, D. D. Stancil, A. G. Cepni, A. E. Xhafa, O. K. Tonguz, and D. Brodtkorb, Novel mode content analysis technique for antennas in multimode waveguides, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 51, no. 12, pp. 2402-2408, December 2003

P. V. Nikitin, D. D. Stancil, O. K. Tonguz, A. E. Xhafa, A. G. Cepni, and D. Brodtkorb, Impulse response of the HVAC duct as a communication channel, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 51, no. 10, pp.1736-1742, October 2003

P. V. Nikitin, D. D. Stancil, A. G. Cepni, O. K. Tonguz, A. E. Xhafa, and D. Brodtkorb, Propagation model for the HVAC duct as a communication channel, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 51, no. 5, pp. 945-951, May 2003

P. Nikitin and C. Swenson, Impedance of a short dipole antenna in a cold plasma, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 49, no.10, pp. 1377-1381, 2001

Conferences

AMTA

P. V. Nikitin, K. V. S. Rao and S. Lam UHF RFID Tag Characterization: Overview and State-of-the-Art, Seattle, WA, October 2012

P. V. Nikitin and K. V. S. Rao, Measurement of backscattering from RFID tags, Newport, RI, October 2005 (Best Paper Award)

RFID

P. V. Nikitin, S. Ramamurthy, and R. Martinez, Simple Low Cost UHF RFID Reader (poster), Orlando, FL, May 2013

P. V. Nikitin, S. Ramamurthy, R. Martinez, and K. V. S. Rao, Passive Tag-to-Tag Communication, Orlando, FL, April 2012 (Best Paper Award Finalist)

P. V. Nikitin, K. V. S. Rao, and S. Lam, RFID Paperclip Tags, Orlando, FL, April 2011

P. V. Nikitin, K. V. S. Rao, Helical Antenna for Handheld UHF RFID Reader, Orlando, FL, April 2010

P. V. Nikitin, R. Martinez, S. Ramamurthy, H. Leland, G. Spiess, and K. V. S. Rao, Phase Based Spatial Identification of UHF RFID Tags, Orlando, FL, April 2010 (Best Paper Award)

P. V. Nikitin and K. V. S. Rao, Effect of Gen2 protocol parameters on RFID tag performance, Orlando, FL, April 2009

P. V. Nikitin and K. V. S. Rao, Antennas and propagation in UHF RFID systems, Las Vegas, NV, April 2008

P. V. Nikitin, K. V. S. Rao, and S. Lazar, An overview of near field UHF RFID, Grapevine, TX, March 2007

APS

K. V. S. Rao, S. Lam, and P. V. Nikitin, Low Profile Rigid UHF RFID Tags, Chicago, IL, July 2012

P. V. Nikitin and K. V. S. Rao, Gain Measurement of Antennas using RFID, Spokane, WA, July 2011

P. V. Nikitin and K. V. S. Rao, Compact Yagi Antenna for Handheld UHF RFID Reader, Toronto, ON, July 2010

P. V. Nikitin and K. V. S. Rao, Harmonic Scattering from Passive UHF RFID Tags, Charleston, SC, June 2009

K. V. S. Rao, S. F. Lam, and P. V. Nikitin, Wideband metal mount UHF RFID tag, San Diego, CA, July, 2008

P. V. Nikitin and K. V. S. Rao, Performance of RFID tags with multiple RF ports, Honolulu, HI, June 2007

P. V. Nikitin and K. V. S. Rao, Performance limitations of passive UHF RFID systems, Albuquerque, NM, July 2006

P. V. Nikitin, S. Lam, and K. V. S. Rao, Low cost silver ink RFID tag antennas, Washington, DC, July 2005

VTC

R. J. Punnoose, P. V. Nikitin, and D. D. Stancil, Efficient simulation of Ricean fading within a packet simulator, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Boston, MA, September 2000

Book Chapters

P. V. Nikitin, A. Parks, J. R. Smith, RFID-vox: a tribute to Leon Theremin, book chapter in Wirelessly Powered Sensor Networks and Computational RFID, Springer, 2013

Patents

P. V. Nikitin, K. V. S. Rao, Method and apparatus to estimate the number of transponders in a field, US patent 8,564,412, October 2013

P. Maltseff, S. Winter, P. V. Nikitin, K. V. S. Rao, E. Erosheva, Stochastic communication protocol method and system for RFID tags based on coalition formation, such as for tag-to-tag communication, US patent 8,488,510, July 2013

V. Pillai, P. V. Nikitin, S. Lam, Phase hopping to reduce interference and improve RFID tag throughput, US patent 8,451,094, May 2013

P. V. Nikitin, K. V. S. Rao, J. Bleichner, S. Lam, System and method for determining RFID tag placement, US patent 8,339,266, December 2012

P. V. Nikitin, K. V. S. Rao, Wireless encoder apparatus and methods, US patent 8,314,746, November 2012

P. V. Nikitin, R. Martinez, S. Ramamurthy, Method and system to determine the position, orientation, size, and movement of RFID tagged objects , US patent 8,248,210, August 2012

P. Maltseff, S. Winter, P. V. Nikitin, K. V. S. Rao, E. Erosheva, Stochastic communication protocol method and system for RFID tags based on coalition formation, such as for tag-to-tag communication, US patent 8,199,689, June 2012

P. V. Nikitin, K. V. S. Rao, S. Lam, RFID tags with enhanced range and bandwidth obtained by spatial antenna diversity, US patent 8,077,044, December 2011

P. V. Nikitin, K. V. S. Rao, R. Martinez, H. Heinrich, Method and apparatus for RFID tag detection and characterization, US patent 7,978,074, July 2011

P. V. Nikitin, K. V. S. Rao, S. Lam, Configurable RFID tag with protocol and band selection, US patent 7,952,464, May 2011

P. V. Nikitin, K. V. S. Rao, S. Lam, A. Reynolds, R. Martinez, Automatic data collection device, method, and article, US patent 7,893,813, February 2011

P. V. Nikitin, K. V. S. Rao, S. Acklety, S. Lam, Near-field and far-field antenna-assembly and devices having same, US patent 7,843,347, November 2010

P. V. Nikitin, K. V. S. Rao, S. Lam, Systems and methods for wirelessly marking media, US patent 7,724,142, May 2010

K. V. S. Rao, P. V. Nikitin, S. Lam, Tunable RFID tag for global applications, US patent 7,323,977, January 2008

Thesis

P. V. Nikitin, Analysis of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning ducts as a radio frequency communication channel, Carnegie Mellon University, 2002

PhD Committees

Dr. Gianfranco Andia Vera, Grenoble INP, France, "Analysis and Exploitation of Non-linearities in Passive UHF RFID Systems", 2014

Dr. Colby Boyer, University of Washington, USA, "RFID: a Communication System Perspective", 2014

Dr. Alexei Popov, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI", Saint Petersburg, Russia, "Planar Antenna Structures for RFID Systems", 2012

Dr. Rasmus Krigslund, Aalborg University, Denmark, "Experimental Assessment of Orientation Sensing and Constructive Interference in Passive RFID Systems", 2012

Dr. Daniel Arnitz, Graz University of Technology, Austria, "Tag Localization in Passive UHF RFID", 2011

Dr. Pekka Pursula, VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland, "Analysis and Design of UHF and Millimetre Wave Radio Frequency Identification", 2009

Dr. Joshua Griffin, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, "High Frequency Modulated Backscatter Communication Using Multiple Antennas", 2009

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