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Robotic inventorying and localization of RFID tags, exploiting phase-fingerprinting

Siachalou Stavroula, Megalou Spyros, Tzitzis Anastasios, Tsardoulias Emmanouil G., Bletsas Aggelos, Sahalos, John N., 1943-, Yioultsis Traianos V., Dimitriou Antonis G.

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TitleRobotic inventorying and localization of RFID tags, exploiting phase-fingerprintingen
CreatorSiachalou Stavroulaen
CreatorMegalou Spyrosen
CreatorTzitzis Anastasiosen
CreatorTsardoulias Emmanouil G.en
CreatorBletsas Aggelosen
CreatorΜπλετσας Αγγελοςel
CreatorSahalos, John N., 1943-en
CreatorYioultsis Traianos V.en
CreatorDimitriou Antonis G.en
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineersen
Content SummaryIn this paper we investigate the performance of phase-based fingerprinting for the localization of RFID-tagged items in warehouses and large retail stores, by deploying ground and aerial RFID-equipped robots. The measured phases of the target RFID tags, collected along a given robot's trajectory, are compared to the corresponding phase-measurements of reference RFID tags; i.e. tags placed at known locations. The advantage of the method is that it doesn't need to estimate the robot's trajectory, since estimation is carried out by comparing phase measurements collected at neighboring time-intervals. This is of paramount importance for an RFID equipped drone, destined to fly indoors, since its weight should be kept as low as possible, in order to constrain its diameter correspondingly small. The phase measurements are initially unwrapped and then fingerprinting is applied. We compare the phase-fingerprinting with RSSI based fingerprinting. Phase-fingerprinting is significantly more accurate, because of the shape of the phase-function, which is typically U-shaped, with its minimum, measured at the point of the trajectory, when the robot-tag distance is minimised. Experimental accuracy of 15cm is typically achieved, depending on the density of the reference tags' grid.en
Type of ItemΠλήρης Δημοσίευση σε Συνέδριοel
Type of ItemConference Full Paperen
Date of Item2020-04-30-
Date of Publication2019-
Bibliographic CitationS. Siachalou, S. Megalou, A. Tzitzis, E. Tsardoulias, A. Bletsas, J. Sahalos, T. Yioultsis and A.G. Dimitriou, "Robotic inventorying and localization of RFID tags, exploiting phase-fingerprinting," in IEEE International Conference on RFID Technology and Applications, 2019, pp. 362-367. doi: 10.1109/RFID-TA.2019.8892183en