Reducing reader collision for mobile RFID

Jieun Yu, Wonjun Lee, Ding Zhu Du

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Mobile RFID, the technology of a cellular phone equipped with a RFID reader, allows users to read RFID tags anywhere. However, signals from more than two readers can interfere with one another, i.e., reader collision problem; reliable tag reading is necessary. This paper proposes GENTLE protocol to use beacon messages and multi-channel for increasing throughput. GENTLE protocol can also put tag ID information into the beacon message and share it among close readers. In addition, we suggest LSWBT protocol that reduces reader collision without beacon messages. Simulation results show that GENTLE and LSWBT protocols outperform existing reader anti-collision protocols.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5955194
Pages (from-to)574-582
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May


  • Mobile RFID
  • Reader Anti-Collision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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