Title: Practical aspects of using passive UHF RFID technology for vehicle tracking

Authors: Noppon Choosri; Hongnian Yu; Anthony Atkins

Addresses: College of Arts Media and Technology, Chiang Mai University, 239 Huay Kaew Road, Muang District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand; Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology, Staffordshire University, Beaconside, Stafford, ST18 0AD, UK ' Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology, Staffordshire University, Beaconside, Stafford, ST18 0AD, UK ' Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology, Staffordshire University, Beaconside, Stafford, ST18 0AD, UK

Abstract: This paper investigates the deployment of passive UHF RFID technology for vehicle tracking. The paper identifies the related technical issues for vehicle tracking applications from current literature. A prototype system has been designed and developed for the application in tracking vehicles. Extensive experiments are conducted to investigate the performance consequences of applying different configurations of the proposed system. In the middleware development phase, the paper addresses two important challenges: 1) handling the stream of identification data; 2) determining the direction of the vehicle. Experiments are also conducted to demonstrate the performance of the system operated in various conditions including: 1) indoor vs. outdoor; 2) different height of tags.

Keywords: practical implementation; radio frequency identification; vehicle identification; UHF RFID benchmarking; vehicle tracking; vehicle direction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASM.2013.052208

International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 2013 Vol.6 No.1, pp.43 - 65

Received: 06 Oct 2011
Accepted: 12 Aug 2012

Published online: 19 Feb 2013 *

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