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Each month, RFID Journal receives numerous white paper submissions from outside experts. We read each paper carefully and select the most informative articles. Please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of facts or claims in these papers.

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  • RFID Tags and Privacy
    Published June 2004
    Originally published by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, this article by Jim Harper, a Washington, D.C., lawyer, explains the privacy concerns surrounding RFID and why market forces will resolve them.
    Tags: Privacy
  • Quantitative Analysis of the Effect of Retail and Governmental Supply Chain Directives on the RFID Market
    Published June 2004
    This white paper, written by graduate student Diane Marie Ward, looks at the state of the RFID vendor and manufacturing market. A survey as part of the research reveals the influence of the R&D teams at MIT's Auto-ID Center figure as prominently in the development of the technology as the results of on-site warehouse tests and feedback to equipment manufacturers.
  • Passive Radio Frequency Identification: Primer for New RF Regulations
    Published November 2003
    This white paper, written by Kevin Powell, senior director of product development at Matrics (now Symbol Technologies), outlines many of the issues related to the regulation of UHF RFID systems, including reader power output, bandwidth usage, channel width and duty cycles.
  • Auto-ID Center Savant Specification
    Published September 2003
    This paper, published the Auto-ID Center, has the original specification for the Savant software that was designed to be the central nervous system of the EPC network.
    Tags: Auto-ID
  • Security and Privacy in Radio Frequency Indentification Devices
    Published May 2003
    This white paper, submitted by Stephen August Weiss to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was written in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Master of Science Degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. RFID systems are a common and useful tool in manufacturing, supply chain management and retail inventory control. Due to advances in silicon manufacturing technology, RFID costs have dropped significantly. In the near future, low-cost RFID electronic product codes, or “smart-labels,” may be a practical replacement for optical bar codes on consumer items. However, the universal deployment of RFID devices in consumer items may expose new security and privacy risks not present in closed manufacturing environments. This thesis presents an introduction to RFID, identifies several threats to security and privacy and offers practical proposals for efficient security mechanisms, along with policy suggestions, open questions and areas of research.
    Tags: Security
  • Security and Privacy in Radio-Frequency Identification Devices
    Published May 2003
    This thesis, written by Stephen August Weis, presents an introduction to RFID technology, identifies several potential threats to security and privacy, and offers practical proposals for efficient security mechanisms. The author offers policy suggestions and discusses various open questions and areas of research.
    Tags: Security
  • EPC Class 1 Specification
    Published November 2002
    This Auto-ID Center document specifies the original radio frequency communication interface and reader command functionality requirements for an UHF EPC Class I RFID tag.
    Tags: Auto-ID
  • Auto-ID Center Field Trial Report
    Published September 2002
    This Auto-ID Center paper describes the results of the initial phase of the center's field trials, in which pallets of goods were tracked from several manufacturing facilities to several retail distribution centers and stores. Reports on phases two and three were never published.
    Tags: Auto-ID
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