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RFID Technologies for Internet of Things


  • Maximizes reader insight into the new networking paradigm, Internet of Things, by reflecting trends from academia and industry

  • Provides a background on the topic and practical applications

  • Offers insight into future research directions


Part of the Wireless Networks book series (WN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Min Chen, Shigang Chen
    Pages 1-7
  3. Min Chen, Shigang Chen
    Pages 9-38
  4. Min Chen, Shigang Chen
    Pages 39-65
  5. Min Chen, Shigang Chen
    Pages 67-95

About this book


This book introduces applications of RFID on the Internet of things, under the emerging technologies for tag search, anonymous RFID authentication, and identification of networked tags. A new technique called filtering vector (a compact data structure that encodes tag IDs) is proposed to enable tag filtration, meeting the stringent delay requirements for real-world applications. Based on filtering vectors, a novel iterative tag search protocol is designed, which progressively improves the accuracy of search result and reduces the time of each iteration by using the information learned from the previous iterations. Moreover, the protocol is extended to work under noisy channel.

The authors also make a fundamental shift from the traditional design paradigm for anonymous RFID authentication by following an asymmetry design principle that pushes most complexity to the readers while leaving the tags as simple as possible. A novel technique is developed to dynamically generate random tokens on demand for authentication. The token-based authentication protocol only requires O(1) communication overhead and online computation overhead per authentication for both readers and tags.

Finally, the authors investigate the problem of networked-tag identification. The traditional contention-based protocol design will incur too much energy overhead in multihop tag systems, and a reader-coordinated design that significantly serializes tag transmissions performs much better. In addition, a solution based on serial numbers is proposed to achieve load balancing, thereby reducing the worst-case energy cost among the tags.

Designed for researchers and professionals, this SpringerBrief will interest individuals who work in efficiency, security, and privacy. Advanced-level students focused on network design will also benefit from the content.


RFID Internet of Things Tag search Anonymous authentication Networked tag identification Cyber-physical systems Networking paradigm Multihop tag systems Filtering vectors Content-based protocol design Token-based authentication protocol

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer and InformationUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer and Information ScienceUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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