RFID (radio-frequency identification) is an emerging communication system technology and one of the most rapidly growing segments of today's automatic identification data collection industry. More and more engineers are looking for practical knowledge of the subject so they can realize RFID's performance maximizing benefits. Now, in a new thoroughly revised edition, the Artech House bestseller "RFID Design Principles" serves as an up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to the subject. The Second Edition features numerous updates and brand new and expanded material on emerging topics such as the medical applications of RFID and new ethical challenges in the field. This cutting-edge book offers professionals a detailed understanding of RFID design essentials, key applications, and important management issues. By comparing RFID with other technologies, this practical resource shows professionals how RFID technology can help them overcome many design challenges and limitations in the field. This hands-on reference distills the latest RFID standards, and examines RFID at work in supply chain management, intelligent buildings, intelligent transportation systems, and tracking animals.R
FID is controversial among privacy and consumer advocates, and this book also looks at every angle concerning security, ethics, and protecting consumer data.
Harvey Lehpamer has been planning, designing, and deploying wireless and wireline networks throughout the world for more than 20 years. He has also been involved in electronic circuit design, testing, and manufacturing. A teacher and seminar leader, he is the author of several books, including Transmission Systems Design Handbook for Wireless Networks (Artech House, 2002). He holds an M.S. in radio communications and professional electronics from the University of Zagreb, in Croatia.
Introduction.; Comparison of Short-Range Communications Systems.; Automatic Identification Systems.; RFID Standards Development.; Components of an RFID System.; RFID Applications.; RFID Considerations.; Socio-Cultural Implications.; Glossary of Terms.; Bibliography.