Demo: Making sense of mechanical vibration with COTS RFID systems

Lei Yang, Qiongzheng Lin, Yao Li

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Abstract

Traditional vibration inspection systems, equipped with separated sensing and communication modules, are either very expensive (e.g. hundreds of dollars) and/or suffer from occlusion and narrow field of view (e.g. laser). This demo brings forward a concept of 'communication is sensing', which is to make sense of the world purely based on communication carrier rather than specialized sensors. In this demo, we present an RFID-based solution, called Tagbeat, to inspect mechanical vibration using COTS RFID tags and readers. We implement our system using a COTS RFID device and evaluate it with a commercial centrifugal machine. Empirical benchmarks with a prototype show that our system can inspect the vibration period with a mean accuracy of 0.36ms and a relative error rate of 0.03%.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, MOBICOM
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages487-488
Number of pages2
Volume0
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9781450342261
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2016
Event22nd Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, MobiCom 2016 - New York, United States
Duration: 3 Oct 20167 Oct 2016

Conference

Conference22nd Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, MobiCom 2016
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Period3/10/167/10/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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