Mobile RFID with a high identification rate

Weiping Zhu, Jiannong Cao, Chun Bun Henry Chan, Xuefeng Liu, Vaskar Raychoudhury

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An important category of mobile RFID systems is the RFID system with mobile RFID tags. The mobility of RFID tags poses new challenges to designing RFID anti-collision protocols. Existing RFID anti-collision protocols cannot support high tag moving speed and high identification rate simultaneously. These protocols do not distinguish the identification deadlines of moving tags. Also, when tags move fast, they cannot determine the number of unidentified tags in the interrogation area of an RFID reader. In this paper, we propose a schedule-based RFID anti-collision protocol which, given a high identification rate, achieves the maximal tag moving speed. The protocol, without the need to estimate the number of unidentified tags, schedules an optimal number of tags to compete for the channel according to their identification deadlines, so as to achieve the optimal identification performance. The simulation and experiment results show that our approach can increase the moving speed of tags significantly compared with existing approaches, while achieving a high identification rate.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6470601
Pages (from-to)1778-1792
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Transactions on Computers
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • anti-collision protocol
  • high identification rate
  • Mobile RFID

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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