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Adaptive Collision Resolution for Efficient RFID Tag Identification

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Executive Summary

In large-scale RFID systems, all of the communications between readers and tags are via a shared wireless channel. When a reader intends to collect all IDs from numerous existing tags, a tag identification process is invoked by the reader to collect the tags' IDs. This phenomenon results in tag-to-reader signal collisions which may suppress the system performance greatly. To solve this problem, the authors design an efficient tag identification protocol in which a significant gain is obtained in terms of both identification delay and communication overhead. A k-ary tree-based abstract is adopted in their proposed tag identification protocol as underlying architecture for collision resolution.

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