The Handbook of Smart Antennas for RFID Systems is a single comprehensive reference on the smart antenna technologies applied to RFID. This book will provide a timely reference book for researchers and students in the areas of both smart antennas and RFID technologies. It is the first book to combine two of the most important wireless technologies together in one book. The handbook will feature chapters by leading experts in both academia and industry offering an in-depth description of terminologies and concepts related to smart antennas in various RFID systems applications. Some topics are: adaptive beamforming for RFID smart antennas, multiuser interference suppression in RFID tag reading, phased array antennas for RFID applications, smart antennas in wireless systems and market analysis and case studies of RFID smart antennas. This handbook will cover the latest achievements in the designs and applications for smart antennas for RFID as well as the basic concepts, terms, protocols, systems architectures and case studies in smart antennas for RFID readers and tags.
From the Back Cover The first book to combine the two most important wireless technologies This is a single, comprehensive, timely reference on the smart antenna technologies applied to radio frequency identification (RFID). Smart antennas provide outstanding capacity improvement to the radio communication systems for RFID, an automatic identification method that uses devices called RFID tags (transponders). Featuring chapters by leading experts in both academia and industry, it explains the recent development of smart antennas for the RFID system, both in the physical layer development and the software algorithms and protocols, and covers the latest achievements in design and application. The beginning chapters provide a comprehensive overview of RFID and smart antennas, offering an in-depth description of terminologies and concepts. The work presented thereafter focuses on these seven main categories: RFID reader architecture Smart antenna physical layer development RFID position location using electronically steerable parasitic array radiator (ESPAR) RFID multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) antenna system Multi-antenna RFID tags Anti-collision and throughput improvement Ultra wideband (UWB) RFID direction of arrival (DOA) estimation Topics discussed include signal processing algorithms, hardware architectures, adaptive beamforming for RFID smart antennas, multiuser interference suppression in RFID tag reading, phased array antennas for RFID applications, and smart antennas in wireless systems. Also featured are market analysis and case studies of RFID smart antennas. This groundbreaking reference on smart antennas for RFID is intended for undergraduates and postgraduates studying/researching RFID and smart antenna wireless communication systems. It is also useful for industrial designers of RFID systems, as well as researchers and engineers working on RFID systems and smart antennas for wireless communications systems.