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Module Code: IOT303TC
Module Title: Principle and Application of RFID
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2022/23
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: School of Internet of Things
Pre-requisites: N/A
1. To build knowledge in the fundamentals and use of RFID theory.

2. To introduce EPCglobal standards.

3. To provide an introduction and describes architectures of both readers and tags.

4. To provide coverage of networking protocols that involve host and multiple readers.

5. To introduce related technologies including bar codes, wireless sensor networks as well as other wireless technologies used for tagging and localization.
Learning outcomes 
A. Understand the terminology, hardware and software of an RFID system.

B. Understand the architecture of electronic data carriers, transponder with memory function and microprocessors-based RFID.

C. Describe the architecture of an analog frontend of reader and tag and the architecture of the control unit.

D. Discuss the properties of the RFID technology in individual frequency bands.

E. Identify the major pieces of an RFID system and best practices to implement them.

F. Quantify the performance and limitations of different types of RFID systems.

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures: Students will be expected to attend formal lectures in a typical week. Formal lectures will be used to introduce students to the concepts and methods covered by the module.

Tutorials: Supporting labs/tutorials/demos are held each week in which students work under staff guidance on problem sets designed to reinforce understanding of the lecture material with the possibility of immediate feedback.

Private study: In a typical week students will be expected to devote approximately 6 hours of unsupervised time to private study; private study will provide time for reflection and understanding of lecture materials, background reading and completion of the assessment tasks.

Assessments: Continuous assessments will be used to test to the extent of theoretical ideas grasped.

A final examination at the end of the module will assess the academic achievement of students.
Week 1-2: basic RFID concepts and terminology: frequencies, tags, and readers; passive vs. active technology;

Week 3-4: EPCglobal standards: EPC basics, Global Data Synchronization (GDSN) and Global Trade Item Numbers (GTIN) - tie in with EPCglobal.

Week 5-6: Standards and implementation of High Frequency (HF) systems.

Week 8-9: Localization for wireless networks and RFID systems : methods, techniques and devices used for localization; RTLS with active RFID tags; localization of passive RFID tags.

Week 10-11: Antennas for RFID tags and readers: RF design of passive RFID tags, RF design of passive RFID readers.

Week 12-13: Merging RFID and wireless sensor networks: AIDC technologies, NFC technology, OCR, magnetic stripes, bar coding; biometrics, contact memory.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26      26    98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Coursework 10.00
2 Coursework 10.00
3 Written Examination 80.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/7/2020 4:19:28 AM