Beyond the ID in RFID

  • Christian Floerkemeier
  • Rahul Bhattacharyya
  • Sanjay Sarma
Conference paper


Wireless sensing devices are increasingly utilized to gather information about the environment of deployment. In this chapter, we analyze the requirements of an idealized wireless sensing node and discuss how effective battery powered wireless sensors are, in addressing these requirements. We also evaluate the advantages and shortcomings of alternative passive wireless sensing approaches emphasizing an emerging paradigm of RFID tag antenna-based sensing that offers great potential for the development of ultra low cost, long-lasting wireless sensors.


Supply Chain Wireless Sensor Node Infrastructure Monitoring Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Spatial Sampling Frequency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Floerkemeier
    • 1
  • Rahul Bhattacharyya
    • 1
  • Sanjay Sarma
    • 1
  1. 1.Auto ID LabsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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