Diploma and Master Theses (authored and supervised):

S. Montoro Almendral:
"Contatless chip cards simulation and measurements";
Supervisor: N. Gvozdenovic, C. Mecklenbräuker; Institute of Telecommunications, 2014; final examination: 06-26-2014.

English abstract:
In this thesis I investigate the behavior of Proximity integrated circuit card (PICC) operating in the High Frequency (HF) band at 13.56MHz using Advanced Design System (ADS) simulator and also real measurements. Those PICC are passive tags powered by the reader antenna via inductive coupling and consist of a coil antenna and certain linear and non-linear components such as resistors, diodes or capacitors. One of the goals of this work was to understand how some of the elements affect the operation of the PICC in both simulation and measurement. This work was organized in four chapters. In the first chapter I give a brief overview of the operation of the PICC according to the ISO/IEC 14443 standard. In the second chapter, reference PICC is analyzed both in ADS simulation and in measurement. For the measurements, a reference PICC is built on 2.2.1. In the third
chapter reference PICC is tested in a reader emulator called Test PCD assembly. In the fourth and final chapter I give on conclusions and outlook for a future work.


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