Distributed Channel Selection and Randomized Interrogation Algorithms for Large-Scale RFID Systems

Date Added: Jan 2010
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Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) is an emerging wireless communication technology which allows objects to be identified automatically. An RFID system consists of a set of readers and several objects, equipped with small and inexpensive computer chips, called tags. In a dense RFID system, where several readers are placed together to improve the read rate and correctness, readers and tags can frequently experience packet collision. High probability of collision impairs the benefit of multiple reader deployment and results in misreading. A common approach to avoid collision is to use a distinct frequency channel for interrogation for each reader. Various multi-channel anti-collision protocols have been proposed for RFID readers.