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RFID as an Infrastructure


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Yan Qiao, Shigang Chen, Tao Li
    Pages 1-8
  3. Yan Qiao, Shigang Chen, Tao Li
    Pages 9-34
  4. Yan Qiao, Shigang Chen, Tao Li
    Pages 35-57
  5. Yan Qiao, Shigang Chen, Tao Li
    Pages 59-82

About this book


RFID (radio frequency identification) tags are becoming ubiquitously available in object tracking, access control, and toll payment. The current application model treats tags simply as ID carriers and deals with each tag individually for the purpose of identifying the object that the tag is attached to. The uniqueness of RFID as an Infrastructure is to change the traditional individual view to a collective view that treats universally-deployed tags as a new infrastructure, a new wireless platform on which novel applications can be developed.

 The book begins with an introduction to the problems of tag estimation and information collection from RFID systems, and explains the challenges. It discusses how to efficiently estimate the number of tags in a large RFID system, considering both energy cost and execution time. It then gives a detailed account on how to collect information from a sensor-augmented RFID network with new designs that significantly reduce execution time.


Energy Efficiency Information Collection Protocols Polling Protocols RFID Radio-Frequency Identification Wireless Systems

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Computer and Information SciencesUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2., Department of ComputerandUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  3. 3., Department of Computer and InformationUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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Industry Sectors
Energy, Utilities & Environment


From the reviews:

“The authors composed this book almost exclusively from their own previously published scientific papers. Although parts of the book are available separately, having them together proves valuable because a complete solution is described. … The book is … aimed toward manufacturers who wish to develop new RFID systems or increase the efficiency of existing systems. People interested in the general development of RFID might also want to read this book … .” (Robert Wojcik, ACM Computing Reviews, January, 2013)