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Sensors 2015, 15(10), 27087-27115; doi:10.3390/s151027087

A Novel Multilayered RFID Tagged Cargo Integrity Assurance Scheme

Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung Pei Road, Chung Li District, Taoyuan 32023, Taiwan
Ming Chuan University, Deming Road, Guishan District, Taoyuan 33348, Taiwan,
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Academic Editor: Vittorio M. N. Passaro
Received: 11 August 2015 / Revised: 7 October 2015 / Accepted: 19 October 2015 / Published: 23 October 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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To minimize cargo theft during transport, mobile radio frequency identification (RFID) grouping proof methods are generally employed to ensure the integrity of entire cargo loads. However, conventional grouping proofs cannot simultaneously generate grouping proofs for a specific group of RFID tags. The most serious problem of these methods is that nonexistent tags are included in the grouping proofs because of the considerable amount of time it takes to scan a high number of tags. Thus, applying grouping proof methods in the current logistics industry is difficult. To solve this problem, this paper proposes a method for generating multilayered offline grouping proofs. The proposed method provides tag anonymity; moreover, resolving disputes between recipients and transporters over the integrity of cargo deliveries can be expedited by generating grouping proofs and automatically authenticating the consistency between the receipt proof and pick proof. The proposed method can also protect against replay attacks, multi-session attacks, and concurrency attacks. Finally, experimental results verify that, compared with other methods for generating grouping proofs, the proposed method can efficiently generate offline grouping proofs involving several parties in a supply chain using mobile RFID. View Full-Text
Keywords: radio-frequency identification; multilayered grouping proof; supply chain management; anonymity; multi-session attacks; concurrency attacks radio-frequency identification; multilayered grouping proof; supply chain management; anonymity; multi-session attacks; concurrency attacks

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Yang, M.H.; Luo, J.N.; Lu, S.Y. A Novel Multilayered RFID Tagged Cargo Integrity Assurance Scheme. Sensors 2015, 15, 27087-27115.

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