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RFID and the Internet of Things

Harvé Chabanne (Editor), Pascal Urien (Editor), Jean-Ferdinand Susini (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-84821-298-5
304 pages
June 2011, Wiley-ISTE
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RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology allows for automatic identification of information contained in a tag by scanning and interrogation using radio frequency (RF) waves.
An RFID tag contains an antenna and a microchip that allows it to transmit and receive. This technology is a possible alternative to the use of barcodes, which are frequently inadequate in the face of rapid growth in the scale and complexity of just-in-time inventory requirements, regional and international trade, and emerging new methods of trade based on it. Use of RFID tags will likely eventually become as widespread as barcodes today.
This book describes the technologies used for implementation of RFID: from hardware, communication protocols, cryptography, to applications (including electronic product codes, or EPC) and middleware.
The five parts of this book will provide the reader with a detailed description of all the elements that make up a RFID system today, including hot topics such as the privacy concerns, and the Internet of Things.
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Foreword xi
Guy Pujolle

Part One: Physics of RFID 1

Chapter 1. Introduction 3
Simon Elrharbi, Stefan Barbu

1.1. Bibliography 5

Chapter 2. Characteristics of RFID Radio Signals 7
Simon Elrharbi, Stefan Barbu

2.1. Description and operating principle of RFID systems 7

2.2. Transmission channel 19

2.3. First level electric model in inductive coupling 31

2.4. Bibliography 55

Chapter 3. RFID Communication Modes 57
Simon Elrharbi, Stefan Barbu

3.1. Communication modes 57

3.2. Bibliography 68

Part Two: RFID Applications 69

Chapter 4. Applications 71
François Lecocq, Cyrille Pépin

4.1. Introduction 71

4.2. History: evolution from barcodes to RFID tags 72

4.3. RFID tags 83

4.4. Normalization/standardization 89

4.5. Advantages/disadvantages of RFID tags 98

4.6. Description of RFID applications 102

4.7. Application examples 103

4.8. Conclusion 109

4.9. Bibliography 111

Part Three: Cryptography of RFID 113

Chapter 5. Cryptography and RFID 115
Julien Bringer, Hervé Chabanne, Thomas Icart, Thanh-Ha Le

5.1. Introduction 115

5.2. Identification protocols and security models 116

5.3. Identification protocols 121

5.4. Conclusion. Physical attacks on RFID devices 141

5.5. Bibliography 144

Part Four: EPCglobal 151

Chapter 6. EPCglobal Network 153
Dorice Nyamy, Mathieu Bouet, Daniel de Oliveira Cunha, Vincent Guyot

6.1. Introduction 153

6.2. Tags 154

6.3. EPCglobal architecture 164

6.4. Conclusion 179

6.5. Bibliography 180

Part Five: Middleware 183

Chapter 7. Middleware for the Internet of Things: Principles 185
David Durand, Yann Iagolnitzer, Patrice Krzanik, Christophe Loge, Jean-Ferdinand Susini

7.1. Distributed applications 187

7.2. RPC: Remote Procedure Call 188

7.3. Object-oriented middlewares 189

7.4. Summary of object-oriented middleware architectures 195

7.5. The XML revolution 199

7.6. Middleware for the Internet of Things 208

7.7. Conclusion 213

7.8. Bibliography 213

Chapter 8. Middleware for the Internet of Things: Standards 217
Yann Iagolnitzer, Patrice Krzanik, Jean-Ferdinand Susini

8.1. EPCglobal application environment 218

8.2. General introduction to message-oriented middleware 219

8.3. Service-oriented middleware 231

8.4. Conclusion 242

8.5. Bibliography 242

Chapter 9. Middleware for the Internet of Things: Some Solutions 245
Yann Iagolnitzer, Patrice Krzanik, Jean-Ferdinand Susini

9.1. EPCglobal and SUN Java RFID software 246

9.2. .NET and RFID services platform 250

9.3. IBM Websphere RFID Suite 256

9.4. Singularity 258

9.5. Middleware for embedded systems 260

9.6. ObjectWeb projects and the Internet of Things 265

9.7. Conclusion 276

9.8. Bibliography 276

List of Authors 279

Index 283

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