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

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Abbreviations and Glossary


EPC- electronic product code 

ICAO – International Civil Aviation Organization 

IHVS - Intelligent Highway Vehicle Systems 

ISO – International Standardization Organization 

MRTD – machine readable travel documents 

PET – privacy enhancing technology 

RFID – radio frequency identification 

SCM – supply chain management 


electronic product code (EPC) - a code electronically recorded on an RFID tag [wikipedia April 2006]

PETs – are defined as “a coherent system of ICT measures that protects privacy […] by eliminating or reducing personal data or by preventing unnecessary and/or undesired processing of personal data; all without losing the functionality of the data system.” (Borking 1996, translation taken from Borking, Raab 2001).

RFID-system - may consist of several components: tags, tag readers, edge servers, middleware, and application software. The purpose of an RFID system is to enable data to be transmitted by a mobile device, called a tag, which is read by an RFID reader and processed according to the needs of a particular application. The data transmitted by the tag may provide identification or location information, or specifics about the product tagged, such as price, color, date of purchase, etc. [wikpedia April 2006]

RFID-tag - a small object that can be attached to or incorporated into a product, animal, or person. RFID tags contain silicon chips and antennas to enable them to receive and respond to radio-frequency queries from an RFID transceiver [wikipedia April 2006]

reader – see transceiver

sensor - a physical device or biological organ that detects, or senses, a signal or physical condition and chemical compounds; an electronic sensor is a type of transducer [wikipedia April 2006]

transceiver - a device that has a transmitter and a receiver which are combined [wikipedia April 2006]

transducer - a device, usually electrical or electronic, that converts one type of energy to another for the purpose of measurement or information transfer. Most transducers are either sensors or actuators [wikipedia April 2006]

transponder - a receiver-transmitter that will generate a reply signal upon proper electronic interrogation. [wikipedia April 2006]

ubiquitous computing - the method of enhancing computer use by making many computers available throughout the physical environment, but making them effectively invisible to the user [Mark Weiser 1993, available at:]






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