COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Principles of RFID Design
Course Code: 
15ECE354
Year Taught: 
2015
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Principles of RFID Design' is an elective course offered for the B. Tech. (Bachelor of Technology) in Electronics and Communication Engineering at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Introduction to RFID - Comparison with other identification systems - Operating and physical principles. Types of tags - Passive, active, semi-passive, security issues, memory capacity - Radio regulatory issues and frequency ranges. Challenges in deployment-cost comparison of tags and readers in India.

Unit 2

Communication principles, coding, modulation and demodulation - Data integrity multiple access procedures -Anti-collision procedures - Security issues and solutions. Hardware architecture of Tags and readers - Transponder design – memory- Sensors. Reader RF inrerface-control unit – Middleware - Near field communications. Comparison of successful RFID standards.

Unit 3

Case studies - Smart cards - Public transport - Payment systems - NFC Applications - Electronic passport - Ski Tickets - Access control - Online and offline Systems - Supply chain and transport systems - Container transport animal identification - Stock keeping - Industrial and medical applications.

TEXTBOOKS

  1. Klaus Finkenzeller, “RFID Handbook - Fundamentals and applications in contact less smart cards, radio frequency identification and near-field communication”, 3rd edition,Wiley 2010.

REFERENCES

  1. Curty, Declercq, Dehollain and Joehl, “Design and Optimization of passive UHF RFID Systems”, Springer, 2007.
  2. V.D. Daniel, A. Puglia and M. Puglia, “RFID: A Guide to Radio Frequency Identification”, Wiley, 2007.