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Energy-Aware RFID Anti-Collision Protocol

Faculty of Engineering, University of Deusto and DeustoTech-Fundacion Deusto, Deusto Foundation, 48007 Bilbao, Spain
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Sensors 2018, 18(6), 1904;
Received: 21 May 2018 / Revised: 6 June 2018 / Accepted: 7 June 2018 / Published: 11 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue RFID-Based Sensors for IoT Applications)
The growing interest in mobile devices is transforming wireless identification technologies. Mobile and battery-powered Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) readers, such as hand readers and smart phones, are are becoming increasingly attractive. These RFID readers require energy-efficient anti-collision protocols to minimize the tag collisions and to expand the reader’s battery life. Furthermore, there is an increasing interest in RFID sensor networks with a growing number of RFID sensor tags. Thus, RFID application developers must be mindful of tag anti-collision protocols. Energy-efficient protocols involve a low reader energy consumption per tag. This work presents a thorough study of the reader energy consumption per tag and analyzes the main factor that affects this metric: the frame size update strategy. Using the conclusion of this analysis, the anti-collision protocol Energy-Aware Slotted Aloha (EASA) is presented to decrease the energy consumption per tag. The frame size update strategy of EASA is configured to minimize the energy consumption per tag. As a result, EASA presents an energy-aware frame. The performance of the proposed protocol is evaluated and compared with several state of the art Aloha-based anti-collision protocols based on the current RFID standard. Simulation results show that EASA, with an average of 15 mJ consumed per tag identified, achieves a 6% average improvement in the energy consumption per tag in relation to the strategies of the comparison. View Full-Text
Keywords: radio frequency identification; EPC-global standard; anti-collision; tag estimation; energy-aware radio frequency identification; EPC-global standard; anti-collision; tag estimation; energy-aware
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Arjona, L.; Landaluce Simon, H.; Perallos Ruiz, A. Energy-Aware RFID Anti-Collision Protocol. Sensors 2018, 18, 1904.

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Arjona L, Landaluce Simon H, Perallos Ruiz A. Energy-Aware RFID Anti-Collision Protocol. Sensors. 2018; 18(6):1904.

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Arjona, Laura, Hugo Landaluce Simon, and Asier Perallos Ruiz. 2018. "Energy-Aware RFID Anti-Collision Protocol" Sensors 18, no. 6: 1904.

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