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International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems

Professor Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay

Exeley Inc. (New York)

Subject: Computational Science & Engineering, Engineering, Electrical & Electronic


eISSN: 1178-5608



VOLUME 10 , ISSUE 2 (June 2017) > List of articles


Ali Alwadi * / Jeff Kilby * / Amjad Gawanmeh *

Keywords : Radio Frequency Identification, RFID, Library Automation, Location-aware, Localization.

Citation Information : International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems. Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 425-450, DOI:

License : (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Received Date : 14-March-2017 / Accepted: 03-May-2017 / Published Online: 01-June-2017



This paper discusses implementing a Location-Aware Library RFID service employing Radio Frequency Identification as a communication technology. Automating a library system with passive RFID tag infrastructure is proven to be feasible, and can be achieved with even distribution of RFID Antennas, well designed RFID network, an appropriate middleware, and a library application with an accurate error function that minimizes the error in the detected location to an acceptable distance, for
instance, 35 cm. The paper first discusses the effect of using RFID on the upper application and System layers. A simulation of randomly distributed tags with spatially distributed antennas is shown. Simulation results are provided to prove the validity of the proposed approach, which proves that adding a localization feature to the system layer is feasible with an acceptable error range that does not exceed 1.1%.

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