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Course Detail

Course Name Principles of RFID Design
Course Code 15ECE354
Program B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Year Taught 2019


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.

Text Books

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


  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.

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