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Description:

The book seeks to provide an opportunity for researchers to explore currently ‘hot’ field of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) networks. The main direction of the book is to review various algorithms, protocols and solutions that were developed in the RFID area.

The book is divided in four parts.

Part 1 provides an introduction and describes architectures of both readers and tags. In addition, it defines performance metrics and terminology that will be used in the book. It distinguishes between passive and battery-operated systems with the emphasis on the passive RFID systems. It introduces also software components of RFID systems as well as RFID standards.

Part 2 is related to networking protocols that involve one reader and multiple tags with the goal of resolving tag to tag interference. Tag identification protocols are covered in systematic way. They include Aloha-based protocols, tree-based protocols which are the most popular. In addition tag-talks-first and tag-talks-only protocols are covered.

Part 3 provides coverage of networking protocols that involve host and multiple readers. First, we will consider interface between the host and the readers. Next, MAC layer solutions for reducing reader-to-tag interference are discussed. In addition, redundant reader elimination problem as well as delay-tolerant RFID networks are considered.

In Part 4, the editors have recognized several major research problems in RFID field such as read rates that are less than 100% even in the most favourable RF environments, low read ranges, security problems, localization of tags and lack of efficient simulators.  Some of these problems are so serious that they prevent wide-spread use of RFID technology (e.g. low read rate). Hence, a number of these problems and potential solutions are analyzed in this section. One solution to some of these issues is to introduce novel RFID technologies.

Editors:

Miodrag Bolic
Associate Professor
School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada
mbolic@site.uottawa.ca http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~mbolic

RFID research group

David Simplot-Ryl
Professor
Centre de recherche INRIA Lille - Nord Europe, France
David.Simplot-Ryl@inria.fr http://www.lifl.fr/~simplot

Ivan Stojmenovic
Professor
School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada
Ivan@site.uottawa.ca http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~ivan

Contributors:

  • Moeness G. Amin
    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Laboratory, Center for Advanced Communications, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA;
  • Akshay Athalye
    Astraion LLC., Stony Brook, NY, USA
  • Raj Bridgelall
    Axcess International, Inc., TX, USA
  • Bogdan Carbunar
    Applied Research and Technology Center, Motorola, Schaumburg, IL, USA
  • Wenyi Che
    Fudan University, China
  • S. Chiu
    Intel Corporation, Folsom, CA, USA
  • Dan Deavours
    ITTC - University of Kansas
  • Zhiguang Fan
    Tektronix (China) Co., Ltd
  • Christian Floerkemeier
    Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity Headquarters, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Ananth Grama
    Department of Computer Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
  • Abhiman Hande
    Texas Micropower, Inc., TX, USA
  • Alwyn J. Hoffman
    North-West University, South Africa
  • Johann Holm
    North-West University, South Africa
  • Suresh Jagannathan
    Department of Computer Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Gyanendra Prasad Joshi
    Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Yeungnam University, Republic of Korea
  • Sung Won Kim
    Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Yeungnam University, Republic of Korea
  • Heiko Knospe
    Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Mehmet Koyuturk
    EECS Department, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Kerstin Lemke-Rust
    Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Qiang Li
    Quanray, China
  • Tzu Hao Li
    School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa
  • Xin Li
    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Laboratory, Center for Advanced Communications, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA
  • Henri-Jean Marais
    North-West University, South Africa
  • Nathalie Mitton
    Centre de recherche INRIA Lille - Nord Europe, France
  • Miyako Ohkubo
    National Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Japan
  • Petar Popovski
    Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
  • Shingo Kinoshita
    NTT Information Sharing Platform Laboratories, Japan
  • Murali Krishna Ramanathan,
    Coverity, San Francisco, USA
  • Lixin Ran
    Department of Information and Electronics Engineering, Zhejiang University, China
  • Sanjay Sarma,
    Auto-ID Labs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Jianhua Shen
    Department of Information and Electronics Engineering, Zhejiang University, China
  • Fazhong Shen
    Department of Information and Electronics Engineering, Zhejiang University, China
  • Christian Steger
    Institute of Technical Informatics, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Koutarou Suzuki
    NTT Information Sharing Platform Laboratories, Japan
  • Hongyi Wu
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA
  • Na Yan
    Fudan University, China
  • Yuqing Yang
    Fudan University, China
  • Yimin Zhang
    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Laboratory, Center for Advanced Communications, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA

 Acknowledgements:

We would like to express our gratitude to the authors of book chapters who did not only contributed a book chapter but also reviewed one additional chapter. In addition, we would like to thank a number of people who helped us reviewing this book – their names and affiliations are listed in the “Acknowledgements” page in the book.
 
On this Web page, we would like to thank the following people:

  • Alexey Borisenko (University of Ottawa, Canada) who helped designing the Web page.
  • Tzu Hao Li (University of Ottawa, Canada) who contributed in making Power Point presentations based on figures from the book.
  • Hong-Zhou Tan (Sun Yat-Sen University, China) who contributed in reviewing a book.
Contact:

Please send all the comments or questions you might have related to this Web page or the book to Dr. Miodrag Bolic at mbolic@site.uottawa.ca.

Pleease send the comments about the Web page as well as broken links to the Web administrator Alexey Borisenko at abori021@uottawa.ca.


 

 

Copyright: RFID Systems: Research Trends and Challenges, Miodrag Bolic, David Simplot-Ryl, Ivan Stojmenovic, 2010 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.