RF Tags for Special Applications

  • Faranak Nekoogar
  • Farid Dowla


In spite of the common notion that RFID is a technology for use primarily in departmental stores and supermarkets, the RFID technology might actually be most useful in a number of many special applications. In some of these applications, minimizing the cost of a tag might not necessarily be the main objective. There are a number of important problems where the performance of the tagging and tracking system, rather than a tag’s unit cost, is the critical factor. Although newer generation UHF and LF tags can sometimes be adapted to achieve an acceptable level of performance, the UWB technology might be a natural solution in many other special applications. In this chapter we discuss applications areas where UWB RF tags have the potential to play an important role.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA

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