This book is addressed to business management and project managers as well as
researchers who are evaluating the use of radio frequency identiﬁcation (RFID)
for tracking uniquely identiﬁed objects. In an effort to make RFID project
management less of an art form and more of a science RFID Technology and
Applications brings together pioneering RFID academic research principals to
analyze engineering issues that have hampered the deployment of RFID and to
share ‘‘best practices’’ learnings from their work.
Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a technology that is rapidly gaining popularity due to its several benefits in a wide area of applications like inventory tracking, supply chain management, automated manufacturing, healthcare, etc. The benefits of implementing RFID technologies can be seen in terms of efficiency (increased speed in production, reduced shrinkage, lower error rates, improved asset tracking etc.) or effectiveness (services that companies provide to the customers).
Radio frequency identifi cation (RFID) technology is a wireless communication
technology that enables users to uniquely identify tagged objects or people.
RFID is rapidly becoming a cost-effective technology. This is in large part
due to the efforts of Wal-Mart and the Department of Defense (DoD)
incorporate RFID technology into their supply chains. In 2003, with the
of enabling pallet-level tracking of inventory, Wal-Mart issued an RFID
mandate requiring its top suppliers to begin tagging pallets and cases, with
Electronic Product Code (EPC) labels.
The book generously covers a wide range of aspects and issues related to RFID systems, namely the design of RFID antennas, RFID readers and the variety of tags (e.g. UHF tags for sensing applications, surface acoustic wave RFID tags, smart RFID tags), complex RFID systems, security and privacy issues in RFID applications, as well as the selection of encryption algorithms.
Radio‐frequency identification (RFID) is a technology that uses communication
through radio waves to transfer data between a reader and an electronic tag attached
to an entity for the purpose of identification, tracking and surveillance. Unlike other
identification technologies such as barcodes, RFID technology offers several key
benefits such as no line‐of‐sight necessity, robustness, speed, bidirectional
communication, reliability in tough environments, bulk detection, superior data