9. A Comparison of TTF and RTF UHF RFID Protocols

  1. Dr. Miodrag Bolić B.S., M.S., Ph.D. associate Professor founder director principal investigator chair2,
  2. David Simplot-Ryl M.Sc., Ph.D. professor3 and
  3. Dr. Ivan Stojmenović Ph.D. Chair recipient Fellow2
  1. Alwyn Hoffman,
  2. Johann Holm and
  3. Henri-Jean Marais

Published Online: 5 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470665251.ch9

RFID Systems: Research Trends and Challenges

RFID Systems: Research Trends and Challenges

How to Cite

Hoffman, A., Holm, J. and Marais, H.-J. (2010) A Comparison of TTF and RTF UHF RFID Protocols, in RFID Systems: Research Trends and Challenges (eds M. Bolić, D. Simplot-Ryl and I. Stojmenović), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470665251.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Ottawa, Canada

  2. 3

    INRIA, France and University of Lille, France

Author Information

  1. Northwest University, Potchefstroom, South Africa

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470746028

Online ISBN: 9780470665251

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Keywords:

  • ISO18000-6;
  • passive ultra high frequency (UHF);
  • radio-frequency identification (RFID) protocol;
  • tag-talks-first (TTF) protocols

Summary

This chapter focuses only on aspects related to the choice of a suitable protocol. While a brief overview will be provided of RFID protocols in general, the main focus is on the challenges to find a suitable protocol for long-read range passive UHF RFID. The motivation for focusing on UHF RFID is that both short-range magnetic induction-based passive RFID and active UHF RFID have long been established and are thus currently not facing the same challenges as passive UHF. The chapter starts with an overview of the requirements for RFID protocols, to provide a framework within which candidate protocols can be evaluated and compared against the existing standards forming part of ISO18000-6. The different approaches that can be taken in the implementation of RFID protocols are briefly covered, followed by an overview of the requirements for the effective operation of RFID, with the focus mainly on passive UHF.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

radiofrequency integrated circuits