Efficient Algorithm for Redundant Reader Elimination in Wireless RFID Networks

Date Added: May 2010
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Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) systems, due to recent technological advances, are being deployed in large scale for different applications. However, this requires a dense deployment of readers to cover the working area. Without optimizing reader's distribution and number, many of the readers will be redundant, reducing the efficiency of the whole RFID system. The problem of eliminating redundant readers has motivated researchers to propose different algorithms and optimization techniques. In this paper, the authors presented a new and efficient redundant reader elimination technique based on weights associated with reader's neighbor and coverage.