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Hybrid RFID Sensors: Design, Implementation and Application

Martin, Jarred (2014) Hybrid RFID Sensors: Design, Implementation and Application. MSc, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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The fields of Wireless sensor networks and RFID technology are two examples of the current move to ubiquitous computing. Wireless sensor networks has emerged as a tool for long term remote monitoring for applications ranging from agriculture to military. While in RFID we have already seen it being used in everyday life from access control to asset tracking. The integration of these two fields allows for a whole range of new applications, the focus of this dissertation is to present a wireless sensor network platform which incorporates a hybrid RFID sensor mote for the detection of environmental conditions and the locating of objects or personnel within an environment.
The solution that is proposed comprises of both hardware and software but focuses on the design of the platforms’ prototype wireless sensor mote which provides object detection through the use of an RFID reader and environmental conditions by using low cost slave sensors.
The solution was then applied to solving the problem of locating mining personnel and detecting hazardous levels of methane gas for use in underground mines.

EPrint Type:Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
Subjects:C Computer Systems Organization: C.2 COMPUTER-COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
ID Code:1000
Deposited By:Suleman, Hussein
Deposited On:21 January 2015