15 October 2008 Points of Learning 1) Evolution of and basic overview of RFID technology; compare and contrast with barcoding 2) RFID engineering: implementation of various tag and reader technologies 3) An understanding EPC and RFID standards 4) Understanding integration of hardware, middleware and enterprise systems 5) Understanding the planning process and physics required to evaluate potential RFID system solutions for both pilot and production applications 6) RFID system technology at present and its potential going forward. Global and societal impacts; security and ethical considerations.
2-credit course taken in 2 nd semester of junior year by EEs
Required prerequisites: EE with E&M+Electronics, or CS major with junior standing, or business major with junior standing - enables multidisciplinary teams
Three sets of learning outcomes, one for each major are being prepared
Having EE, business and CS students included a multi-disciplinary team approach is realizable for senior projects
Points of Learning 15 October 2008 RFID system technology at present and its potential going forward Evolution and basic overview of RFID technology Fundamentals of RFID engineering and characteristics of various tags and readers An understanding of EPC and RFID standards Understanding RFID system integration; hardware, middleware, networks, IT and enterprise systems Understanding the planning process and physics Global and societal impacts; security and ethical considerations