Read rate analysis of radio frequency identification systems for business applications


This paper presents a study on operational effectiveness of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems in a controlled environment. Logistic regression models are developed to capture the dynamic relationship among implementation factors affecting the performance of an RFID system. Distance and angle between tag and antenna, orientation and position of tag on the container are found to be important factors among other implementation factors. A test bed is used to represent the flow of tagged products on a rolling conveyor passing by an antenna. It is shown that controlled and designed experimentation about RFID yields valuable data that, subject to appropriate statistical models, may result in a better practical understanding of the technology. In addition to the performance assessment and evaluation for RFID systems with respect to various factors, this study also aims to establish a reliable literature base for the development of this technology in the future. © 2007 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

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angle, distance, logistic regression, performance analysis, position, radio frequency identification, RFID

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International Journal of Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications