Radio frequency identification enabled wireless sensing for intelligent food logistics
2014 (English)In: Philosophical Transactions. Series A: Mathematical, physical, and engineering science, ISSN 1364-503X, Vol. 372, no 2017, 20130313- p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Future technologies and applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) will evolve the process of the food supply chain and create added value of business. Radio frequency identifications (RFIDs) and wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have been considered as the key technological enablers. Intelligent tags, powered by autonomous energy, are attached on objects, networked by short-range wireless links, allowing the physical parameters such as temperatures and humidities as well as the location information to seamlessly integrate with the enterprise information system over the Internet. In this paper, challenges, considerations and design examples are reviewed from system, implementation and application perspectives, particularly with focus on intelligent packaging and logistics for the fresh food tracking and monitoring service. An IoT platform with a two-layer network architecture is introduced consisting of an asymmetric tag-reader link (RFID layer) and an ad-hoc link between readers (WSN layer), which are further connected to the Internet via cellular or Wi-Fi. Then, we provide insights into the enabling technology of RFID with sensing capabilities. Passive, semi-passive and active RFID solutions are discussed. In particular, we describe ultra-wideband radio RFID which has been considered as one of the most promising techniques for ultra-low-power and low-cost wireless sensing. Finally, an example is provided in the form of an application in fresh food tracking services and corresponding field testing results.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 372, no 2017, 20130313- p.
radio frequency identification, wireless sensing, food monitoring, Internet of Things
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-147722DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2013.0313ISI: 000336971000010ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84899865192OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-147722DiVA: diva2:732943
QC 201407072014-07-072014-07-032014-07-07Bibliographically approved