Forward Error Correction in Long-Range RFID systems

Conference: Smart SysTech 2012 - European Conference on Smart Objects, Systems and Technologies
06/12/2012 - 06/13/2012 at Osnabrück, Deutschland

Proceedings: Smart SysTech 2012

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Schantin, Andreas (Institute for Data Communications Systems, University of Siegen, 57068 Siegen, Germany)

In this paper the use of forward error correction (FEC) in long-range RFID systems according to the EPCglobal standard is investigated. A model describing the system behavior in the presence of frame-errors is presented and used to evaluate the improvements introduced by the FEC. Additionally the original EPCglobal system and the extended system are compared by means of a computer simulation. The results of the model analysis and of the simulations are presented, demonstrating the achievable improvements.