RFID Sensors: From Battlefield Intelligence To Consumer Protection

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The U.S. military is funding the development of low-cost RFID sensors to gather information about battlefield conditions. The same technology could one day tell you when food is spoiled or tainted.

Aug. 12, 2002 - Last week’s feature described work being done by Intel and UC Berkeley to develop sensors that can form ad hoc networks (see Sensors to Network the World). Sensor nets will have a role to play in linking the digital and physical worlds, but they will always be more expensive than RFID tags, because they require an operating system, database, protocols, memory and a battery. The military, which has already deployed sensor nets in Afg...

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