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Radio Frequency Identification

A Research Topic of the Distributed Systems Group

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is rapidly evolving as a result of increased awareness of its potential in the business community, adoption by developers to bridge the gap between the physical and virtual world, and the development of new manufacturing techniques that might allow for low-cost RFID tags. RFID systems have been successfully used in specialized application domains such as cattle herding, library checkout, car immobilizers and ski ticketing. More recently, the technology has received increased attention as a technology that can provide better transparency and visibility in the supply chain.

Our work on RFID is focused on the development of middleware concepts to support RFID systems rather than to design RFID systems ourselves. Particularily, we investigate how RFID can be used to bridge the gap between the physical and the virtual world. Examples that we realized as demo applications include the RFID chef, the smart toolbox, and the smart medicine cabinet. In the past we also combined passive RFID tags with Bluetooth-based active tags.

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Participating Researchers

Christian Flörkemeier (until 2014), Steve Hinske (until 2010), Marc Langheinrich (until 2008)

Selected Publications

See the Publications of the Distributed Systems Group page for a full listing of our publications.

Related Student Projects

The following table lists corresponding student projects in our group. Note that some descriptions will be in German.

TypeTitleStudentSupervisorSemester
L Fosstrak Open Source Project: Interactive Client for RFID Readers Ueli Etter,
Samuel Wieland,
Haoning Zhang
Christian Floerkemeier,
Christof Roduner
FS 08
M Supply Chain Visualizer Andrea GrössbauerAlexander Ilic,
Matthias Lampe
WS 07/08
S EPC Infrastructure - Accada Filtering and Collection / ALE 1.1 Samuel WielandMatthias Lampe,
Christof Roduner,
Christian Floerkemeier
SS 07
S Active RFID/Sensor Construction Kit Andreas MalärMatthias LampeSS 07
M EPC Network - Reader Protocol (RP) and Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) Jonas HallerMatthias LampeSS 07
M NFC-enabled Devices Julien FalcoMatthias Lampe,
Steve Hinske
SS 07
L Object Monitoring System Robert Weiser,
Philippe Jacot
Matthias LampeSS 07
M Interactive learning experiences in smart spaces based on the example of augmented toy environments Dejan PilavMatthias Lampe,
Steve Hinske
WS 06/07
M Tool support for managing smart spaces based on the example of augmented toy environments Betttina PolasekMatthias Lampe,
Steve Hinske
WS 06/07
S Augmented Photoalbum Implementation for Cell-phone Michele CrociMatthias LampeSS 06
S Augmented Dice Adrian SchuepbachSteve HinskeSS 06
S Erkennungsratenoptimierung beim Smart Card Game Jonas HallerChristian FloerkemeierSS 06
M EPC Network - Reader Protocol and Application Level Events Raymund EgliMatthias Lampe,
Christian Floerkemeier,
Christof Roduner
SS 06
M SDRI-Privacy: Privatsphäre in hochverteilten RFID-Umgebungen Remo MartiMarc LangheinrichSS 06
S Augmented Toys Sandra BrockmannMatthias LampeWS 05/06
S Erweiterungen zur RFID-Infrastruktur / OMS Marcel MeiliMatthias LampeWS 05/06
S EPC Infrastructure / Reader Protocol Andreas FürerChristian Floerkemeier,
Matthias Lampe,
Christof Roduner
WS 05/06
S EPC Infrastructure / EPC Information Services David GublerChristof Roduner,
Christian Floerkemeier,
Matthias Lampe
WS 05/06
S Augmented Toys Peter WyssMatthias LampeWS 05/06
S EPC Infrastructure / Application Level Events Henrique SäuberliChristof Roduner,
Christian Floerkemeier,
Matthias Lampe
WS 05/06
S Bestimmung der Bewegung von Fahrzeugen mit Hilfe einer hochverteilten RFID-Tag Infrastruktur Thomas ZweifelJürgen BohnWS 05/06
S EPC Infrastructure / Reader Protocol Markus VitaliniMatthias Lampe,
Christof Roduner,
Christian Floerkemeier
WS 05/06
S Augmented Toys Massimo MeisterhansMatthias LampeWS 05/06
P SiROP-Projekt - High-level Infrastructure Support for Auto-ID Applications (Aspekt Sensorik) Andreas MalärMatthias LampeWS 05/06
M Ortsbasierte Datenfragmentation in hochverteilten RFID Umgebungen Lukas StuckiMarc LangheinrichWS 05/06
S RFID Stack - Aggregation, Interpretation and Event Layer Patrice OehenMatthias LampeSS 05
S Auto-ID/RFID Application Generator & Deployement Infrastructure Dejan PilavMatthias LampeSS 05
S Auto-ID/RFID Visual Application Designer Caroline BoersingMatthias LampeSS 05
S Augmented Photoalbum Implementation for Cell-phone/PDA Roger KellerMatthias LampeSS 05
L Verteilte RFID-Infrastruktur Lukas Blunschi,
Marcel Bihr,
Anna Wojtas
Matthias LampeSS 05
S Auto-ID Infrastructure Visual Instantiation Tool Sebastian GruberMatthias LampeWS 04/05
S Augmented Collectors Box Oliver ZweifelMatthias LampeWS 04/05
S Auto-ID Infrastructure Administration Tool Roman MetzMatthias LampeWS 04/05
S Multi-User Augmented Photoalbum Nicole HattMatthias LampeWS 04/05
P SiROP-Projekt - High-level Infrastructure Support for Auto-ID Applications (Aspekt Verteiltheit) Lukas BlunschiMatthias LampeWS 04/05
P SiROP-Projekt - High-level Infrastructure Support for Auto-ID Applications (Aspekt Industrie-Szenarien) Peter GallaszMatthias LampeWS 04/05
P SiROP-Projekt - High-level Infrastructure Support for Auto-ID Applications (Aspekt Sensorik) Mustafa YücelMatthias LampeWS 04/05
D Nachverfolgung und Positionierung von Fahrzeugen in Gebieten mit dicht verteilten RFID-Tags Nicola OprechtJürgen BohnWS 04/05
S Mobile Phone Based Remote Control for the Smart Vacuum Cleaner Michael BürgeSvetlana DomnitchevaSS 04
S Sichere Rekonstruktion von RFID-getaggten Dokumenten Emmanuel PythonJürgen BohnSS 04
S Bestimmung der Position eines Lego-Mindstorm-Modellfahrzeuges in einem Testgelände mit zufälliger RFID-Tag-Verteilung Marco BärJürgen BohnSS 04
S Attentive Cleaning Robot Markus SauterSvetlana DomnitchevaSS 04
P Sensor Capabilities for Auto-ID Infrastructure Stefan ThurnherrMatthias LampeSS 04
M Ad-Hoc Facilities Management Ong Kien HungSvetlana Domnitcheva,
Thomas Schoch
SS 04
M Robuste selbst-organisierende Dienste durch hochredundanten Einsatz von RFID-Tags Vito PirainoJürgen BohnSS 04
D Addressing Uncertainty in RFID using Dynamic Bayesian Networks Patrick LeutholdtChristian FloerkemeierSS 04
S Augmented Photo Album Ilario MusioMatthias LampeWS 03/04
S Smarter RFID-basierter Puzzle-Assistent Nicola OprechtJürgen BohnWS 03/04
M An RFID Privacy Platform Roland SchneiderChristian Floerkemeier,
Marc Langheinrich
WS 03/04
L Smart Vacuum Cleaner Julio Perez,
Matthias Sala
Svetlana DomnitchevaWS 03/04
D Entwicklung eines RFID Stacks Stefan SchlegelChristian Floerkemeier,
Matthias Lampe
WS 03/04
D Ortsmodell und Infrastruktur für RFID-basierte Ortserkennung Dijana MicijevicMatthias Lampe,
Christian Floerkemeier
WS 03/04
S Java ISO-Controller für FEIG-RFID-Reader Simon KeelMatthias LampeSS 03
D SmartBox Software Framework Peter WidmerMatthias LampeSS 03
S Java Wrapper für den RFID ANSI NCITS 256-2001 Standard Peter WidmerMatthias LampeWS 02/03
S Game of Whist with Smart Playing Cards: Feedback Program Martin HinzSvetlana DomnitchevaSS 02
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