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dc.contributor.advisorSanjay E. Sarma.en_US
dc.contributor.authorScharfeld, Tom Ahlkvist, 1976-en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-29T17:51:13Z
dc.date.available2009-04-29T17:51:13Z
dc.date.copyright2001en_US
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/45500
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2001.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 110-115).en_US
dc.description.abstractPassive radio frequency identification (RFID) systems provide an automatic means to inexpensively, accurately, and flexibly capture information. In combination with the Internet, which allows immediate accessibility and delivery of information, passive RFID systems will allow for increased productivities and efficiencies in every segment of the global supply chain. However, the necessary widespread adoption can only be achieved through improvements in performance - including range, speed, integrity, and compatibility - and in particular, decreases in cost. Designers of systems and standards must fully understand and optimize based on the fundamental constraints on passive RFID systems, which include electromagnetics, communications, regulations, and the limits of physical implementation. In this thesis, I present and analyze these fundamental constraints and their associated trade-offs in view of the important application and configuration dependant specifications.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Tom Ahlkvist Scharfeld.en_US
dc.format.extent115 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleAn analysis of the fundamental constraints on low cost passive radio-frequency identification system designen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc50194663en_US


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