Performance characterisation of semi-active RFID technology
by J. David Porter, Thomas A. Bruno, Josh M. McKee
International Journal of Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications (IJRFITA), Vol. 2, No. 1/2, 2009

Abstract: Thousands of packages arrive at the Department of Defense's supply and transportation hubs and storage sites/depots daily. Packages with passive RFID tags containing military material, pharmaceuticals, medical surgical instruments or regulated hazardous materials arrive integrated with other classes of supply. Previous studies have found that passive RFID tags have a very low read rate when attached to some of the supplies and material commonly found at DoD depots such as metal, wood and cardboard boxes. In this research, a characterisation protocol to evaluate RFID semi-active technology is proposed. A single semi-active RFID system is evaluated with this protocol and results are presented.

Online publication date: Tue, 24-Feb-2009

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