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RFID Design Principles, Second Edition

RFID Design Principles, Second Edition

By (author): Harvey Lehpamer
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781608074709

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This revised edition of 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 practical book offers you a detailed understanding of RFID design essentials, key applications, and important management issues. The book explores the role of RFID technology in supply chain management, intelligent building design, transportation systems, military applications, and numerous other applications. It explains the design of RFID circuits, antennas, interfaces, data encoding schemes, and complete systems. Starting with the basics of RF and microwave propagation, you learn about major system components including tags and readers. 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. RFID is controversial among privacy and consumer advocates, and this book looks at every angle concerning security, ethics, and protecting consumer data. From design details - to applications - to socio-cultural implications, this authoritative volume offers the knowledge you need to create an optimal RFID system and maximize its performance.
Short-Range Communications Systems - Radio-Frequency Spectrum and Propagation. Spread-Spectrum Communications Systems. WLAN. Wireless Personal Area Network. Wireless Body Area Networks. Ultrawideband Technology. Review Questions and Problems. ; Automatic Identification Systems - Bar Codes. Card Technologies. Radio Frequency Identification. Wireless Sensor Networks. RFID Applications. Other Developments in AutoID Systems. Review Questions and Problems. RFID Standards Development Challenges - Regional Regulations and Spectrum Allocations. Key Players in RFID Standardization. ISO and EPC Approach. RFID Systems and Frequencies. ISO/IEC 18000: RFID Air Interface Standards. UHF and EPCglobal Gen 2. Review Questions and Problems.; Components of the RFID System - RFID Engineering Challenges. Near-Field and Far-Field Propagation. Tags. Readers. RFID Power Sources. Review Questions and Problems.; RFID System Design Considerations - RFID System Main Considerations. RFID Reader-Tag Communication Channel. Testing and Conformance. Review Questions and Problems. RFID Technology for Medical Applications - Integrating RFIDs and Sensor Networks. Operational Challenges of Implanted Devices. Development of Medical Devices. Wireless Neural Implants. Patient 's Risks. Review Questions and Problems. ; Sociocultural Implications of RFIDs and Their Applications - Market Trends and Usage. RFID Security and Privacy Aspects. Health Risks from RFID. Ethical and Moral Dilemmas of Technology. Review Questions and Problems.;
  • Harvey Lehpamer Harvey Lehpamer works as senior project engineer at POWER Engineers, Inc. in San Diego, California. He received his Ph. D. in electrical engineering and his M.S. in radio communications and professional electronics from the University of Zagreb, in Croatia. He has over 30 years of experience in the planning, design, and deployment of wireless and wireline networks including microwave, fiber-optic, and other communication systems and has worked for a number of well-know telecom and wireless, manufacturing, and power utility organizations around the world. He currently teaches 'Microwave Transmission Engineering', at University of California - Extension, in San Diego, and 'Utility Communications' at Gonzaga University, WA.
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