Modelling Approach to Predict the RFID Read Rates on a Complex Set of Materials
Keywords:Relative permittivity, RFID modelling, RFID on complex materials, RFID read rate prediction
This research provides a platform to prove the potential of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology for use in hypermarket payment systems. A 2.54 GHz ZigBee-based embedded passive and active RFID (EPARFID) system was developed to obtain experimental data and subsequently analyze passive RFID characteristics. A read rate prediction model based on materials permittivity value is proposed. Combining experimental data with analytical electromagnetic models improved the extrapolation of RFID read rates in a given environment. The modelling approach is a step toward the development of a robust methodology to predict RFID read rates on a complex set of materials. Results obtained from the proposed prediction modelling of read rates based on the Friis free space equation by quantifying uncertainties provide new insights into the nature of tag read rates.
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