A Robust and Secure RFID-Based Pedigree System (Short Paper)

  • Chiu C. Tan
  • Qun Li
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4307)


There has been considerable interest recently on developing a system to track items like pharmaceutical drugs or food products. Such a system can help prevent counterfeits, aid product recall, and improve general logistics. In this paper, we present such system based on radio frequency identity (RFID) technology. Our solution provides the means of storing the entire movement of the item from original manufacturer to final consumer on the RFID tag itself, and also makes it more difficult to introduce large numbers of counterfeits. The solution also allows the end user to easily verify the authenticity of the item.


Memory Cell Counterfeit Product Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Malicious Agent Electronic Pedigree 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chiu C. Tan
    • 1
  • Qun Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceCollege of William and Mary 

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