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D3.7 A Structured Collection on Information and Literature on Technological and Usability Aspects of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Machine readable travel documents  Untitled
 Study: RFID in Germany


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      1. Smart dust


Since 1997 at the Berkley University Pister et al. carried out research with the target to develop self-contained, millimetre-scale sensing and wireless communication devices (so called motes) for massively distributed sensor networks. A number of wireless connected motes are called SmartDust. The working group suggested many different areas of use for SmartDust, many of the with a military or secret service background. State-of-the-art in SmartDust related research, development and application recently was summarised by Steel (2005).


      1. Location Based Services


RFID also can be used to mark a certain location. Location based services (LBS) basing on RFID typically use fixed passive tags to denote the location and mobile readers. RFID based LBS are used e.g. for educational purposes (Hildebrandt, Meints 2006, c.f. chapter 3.3) or fully autonomous warehouses, where RFID tags are fixed at the shelves and the readers are attached to vehicles moving the goods around.

In the context of the football world championship 2006 in Germany also LBS using mobile RFID tags, fixed readers and mobile phones have been suggested (Strobl, Roth 2006: 91). These services have not been implemented so far.







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