Chasing Butterflies with RFID - High Precision Real Time Locating System (RTLS) Based on Passive UHF RFID (RFID Europe 2011)

Mr Kaarle Jaakkola, Senior Scientist
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland


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Presentation Summary

  • Standard EPC Gen2 transponders and standard readers with certain options and a special software
  • Originally developed for tracking flying butterflies in a test room.
  • Methods for both absolute and relative localization.
  • Can be optimized for the needs of different applications depeding on number and speed of objects.

Speaker Biography (Kaarle Jaakkola)

Kaarle Jaakkola was born in Helsinki, Finland, in 1976. He received the Master of Science (Tech.) degree in electrical engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), Espoo, Finland, in 2003. Since 2000 he has been working with the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, currently as a Senior Scientist. His current research interests and expertise include RFID systems, wireless and applied sensors, antennas, electromagnetic modelling and RF electronics. He has e.g. developed RF parts for RFID systems and designed antennas for both scientific use and commercial products.

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