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Sensors 2012, 12(6), 7719-7737; doi:10.3390/s120607719
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Managing RFID Sensors Networks with a General Purpose RFID Middleware

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Received: 27 February 2012; in revised form: 29 May 2012 / Accepted: 4 June 2012 / Published: 7 June 2012
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Abstract: RFID middleware is anticipated to one of the main research areas in the field of RFID applications in the near future. The Data EPC Acquisition System (DEPCAS) is an original proposal designed by our group to transfer and apply fundamental ideas from System and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems into the areas of RFID acquisition, processing and distribution systems. In this paper we focus on how to organize and manage generic RFID sensors (edge readers, readers, PLCs, etc…) inside the DEPCAS middleware. We denote by RFID Sensors Networks Management (RSNM) this part of DEPCAS, which is built on top of two new concepts introduced and developed in this work: MARC (Minimum Access Reader Command) and RRTL (RFID Reader Topology Language). MARC is an abstraction layer used to hide heterogeneous devices inside a homogeneous acquisition network. RRTL is a language to define RFID Reader networks and to describe the relationship between them (concentrator, peer to peer, master/submaster).
Keywords: RFID sensor network (RSN); SCADA (System and Data Acquisition System); device independent acquisition layer; RFID acquisition networks RFID sensor network (RSN); SCADA (System and Data Acquisition System); device independent acquisition layer; RFID acquisition networks
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Abad, I.; Cerrada, C.; Cerrada, J.A.; Heradio, R.; Valero, E. Managing RFID Sensors Networks with a General Purpose RFID Middleware. Sensors 2012, 12, 7719-7737.

AMA Style

Abad I, Cerrada C, Cerrada JA, Heradio R, Valero E. Managing RFID Sensors Networks with a General Purpose RFID Middleware. Sensors. 2012; 12(6):7719-7737.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Abad, Ismael; Cerrada, Carlos; Cerrada, Jose A.; Heradio, Rubén; Valero, Enrique. 2012. "Managing RFID Sensors Networks with a General Purpose RFID Middleware." Sensors 12, no. 6: 7719-7737.



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