A Novel Passive RFID Sensing System for Intelligent Infrastructure (RFID Europe 2010)

Sithamparanathan Sabesan, Doctorate Student
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
2010 9월28일.

Presentation Summary

  • Ubiquitous in-building Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) today are limited by costly active tags and short range portal readers of passive RFID tags.
  • Requirement for distributed multi-service communications and sensing system
  • Use of distributed antenna system (DAS) technology to a) improve RFID detection accuracy and coverage and b) provide large area, accurate RTLS coverage over shared WiFi networks.
  • Construction of Demonstrator of DAS supported RTLS over RFID sensors and WiFi network over a shared infrastructure.

Speaker Biography (Sithamparanathan Sabesan)

Sithamparanathan Sabesan received a Master of Philosophy degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom in 2008. He is currently working toward a Ph.D. degree, conducting research on passive UHF RFID and RoF technologies at the same University. He was previously with ARM, U.K., as a student IP Electronic Engineer in 2007. Mr. Sabesan was awarded the Sir William Siemens Medal in 2006.

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