RFID-Enabled Object Relationship Identification
In the last decade, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology has been applied in many applications to support the routine operations. These methods about RFID applications focus mainly on the specific issues in the application domains. In this study, a generic object relationship identification and guidance model is proposed to identify the relationships between objects (including human beings, physical goods and locations) and guide the objects toward their destination based on their predefined objectives via the RFID. Eight general types of object interactions including searching, blocking, no-in, no-out, conflict, intersection, coincidence, and support, are considered to identify object relationship and guide the objects. The proposed scheme consists of three modules namely object type combination (OTC), object relationship identification (ORI) and object guidance (OG). Moreover based on the proposed methodology, an Object Relationship Identification and Guidance System (ORIG-System) is developed and simulated environments are established in order to verify the feasibility and performance of the proposed model. As a whole, this study provides a methodology and system to provide effective support to the routine operations in distinct application domains via the RFID technology.
Zone-Ching Lin, You-Min Huang, Chao-Chang Arthur Chen and Liang-Kuang Chen
J. L. Hou et al., "RFID-Enabled Object Relationship Identification", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 579, pp. 416-426, 2012