Enhancing Sensor Network Capabilities through a Cost-Effective RFID Tag for Sensor Data Transmission

Luca Catarinucci, Luciano Tarricone, Riccardo Colella, Alessandra Esposito

Abstract

The use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for the automatic transmission of physical parameters in wireless sensor networks, could undoubtedly pave the way to a large class of attractive applications, ranging from healthcare, automotive, diagnostic systems, robotics and many others. Nevertheless, although some RFID tags capable to transmit sensor-like information are already on the market, only a restrict number of sensors, such as those for temperature or pressure measurement, can be easily miniaturized and embedded in the RFID chip. The integration of more complex sensors, in fact, appears to be complicated and extremely expensive. In this paper, a cost-effective general-purpose multi-ID tag is proposed. It can be connected to generic sensors, and is capable to transmit a proper combination of ID codes depending on the actual value at its input. Such a tag represents the natural evolution of standard RFID technology: neither the digital design nor the cost of the tag is substantially modified.

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in Harvard Style

Catarinucci L., Tarricone L., Colella R. and Esposito A. (2008). Enhancing Sensor Network Capabilities through a Cost-Effective RFID Tag for Sensor Data Transmission . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges - Volume 1: IWRT, (ICEIS 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-46-3, pages 175-180. DOI: 10.5220/0001742101750180


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iwrt08,
author={Luca Catarinucci and Luciano Tarricone and Riccardo Colella and Alessandra Esposito},
title={Enhancing Sensor Network Capabilities through a Cost-Effective RFID Tag for Sensor Data Transmission},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges - Volume 1: IWRT, (ICEIS 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={175-180},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001742101750180},
isbn={978-989-8111-46-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges - Volume 1: IWRT, (ICEIS 2008)
TI - Enhancing Sensor Network Capabilities through a Cost-Effective RFID Tag for Sensor Data Transmission
SN - 978-989-8111-46-3
AU - Catarinucci L.
AU - Tarricone L.
AU - Colella R.
AU - Esposito A.
PY - 2008
SP - 175
EP - 180
DO - 10.5220/0001742101750180