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1 RFID: A Diversity of Disciplines & Applications Paul Hartmann General Vice Chair IEEE RFID 2008

2 9-Apr-08IEEE RFID 20082 RFID: Why now? One bright result from the bursting of the dot com bubble: The rapid deployment of the Internet and the data infrastructure.One bright result from the bursting of the dot com bubble: The rapid deployment of the Internet and the data infrastructure. RFID is an Automation TechnologyRFID is an Automation Technology –It is the technology that answers the question, Where is it now? RFID relies on the presence of ubiquitous data infrastructure.RFID relies on the presence of ubiquitous data infrastructure. –Data infrastructure wasnt built because of RFID. –With data infrastructure in place, the need for RFID is apparent everywhere.

3 9-Apr-08IEEE RFID 20083 RFID: Design and Applications RFID systems design cuts across numerous technical areasRFID systems design cuts across numerous technical areas –RF and Antennas –Communication and Data protocols –Wireless Techniques and Sensors RFID system applications cut an even wider swath across technologiesRFID system applications cut an even wider swath across technologies –Need to locate and identify is a common need in many industry segments.

4 9-Apr-08IEEE RFID 20084 RFID Application Space RetailWhlslDistribMfg Agriculture Materials Oil, Mining Heavy Industry Energy / Utilities Automotive, Aviation Shipping/Transport Healthcare / Pharma Consumer Products Low cost Hi Perform. Gov. / Defense Harsh Env.

5 9-Apr-08IEEE RFID 20085 Our Challenge Making RFID fulfill its potentialMaking RFID fulfill its potential –Meeting the performance and cost goals –Defining the engineering rules that allow predictable system performance to be achieved –Expanding the capabilities of RFID That is what this conference is all aboutThat is what this conference is all about


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