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Topic in Depth - Radio Frequency Identification (8)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology allows nearly anything to be tracked without human intervention, using transceiver tags and an electronic reader with radio communication. It is often used in inventory management, theft prevention, and vehicle identification.

A wealth of information about radio frequency identification (RFID) is available at this site, ranging from background material to case studies. The "Technologies" section contains overviews of the different items that use RFID, including bar codes, biometrics, and electronic article surveillance (EAS). Visitors can...

Transponder News
Transponder News offers several articles that explore the technology of radio frequency identification (RFID) in greater detail. Topics include choosing the frequency, types of RFID systems, suppliers, trends, and technical reports. Visitors will also find links to interviews, standards, and registration for...

Security and Privacy Aspects of Low-Cost Radio Frequency Identification SystemsPDF
While RFID technology can be very useful, the fact that information about items is collected remotely raises concerns about privacy and security. This issue is addressed in a research paper from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The authors review current RFID systems and their operation, and then propose a...

U.S. Navy Uses RFID Technology to Track Wounded in Iraq
This article from the May 23, 2003 of EETimes by Junko Yoshida describes wristbands embedded with an RFID chip. The technology "allows doctors to add, change or create new triage records on the chip." In the future, the status and position of a wounded soldier who is wearing such a wristband could be monitored while...

For additional updates on the development of RFID technology, RFID News maintains current news about emerging standards (including the controversial ISO 11784/85 standard), innovative applications, and general issues. Some topics covered include pet identification devices, intellectual property, and court cases...

Radio Frequency Identifcation (RFID) Experimental Work in Engineering Technology ProgramsPDF
The goal of Engineering Technology programs is to produce highly qualified graduates serving industry and the society. They need to provide students with not only practical and hands-on experience, but also with the critical thinking and technical skills to solve the problems and challenges that graduates will face in...

Bluetooth / 802.11 Protocol Adaptation for RFID TagsPDF
This paper presented at the 2002 European Wireless Conference compares the performance of RFID systems that use ultra-high frequency (UHF) communications to those that use microwave communications. It is argued that although microwave-based devices, such as Bluetooth, are suitable for worldwide operation, systems that...

Gordon and Mike's ICT Podcast: RFID - Bovine Jewelry or Barcodes on Steroids?
Gordon and Mike's ICT Podcast offers perspectives on the information and communication technologies (ICT) industries from Gordon Snyder and Mike Qaissaunee. In this podcast, Mike and Gordon discuss the implications for our privacy presented by, Radio Frequency Identification, a new goods tracking system which can be...

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