Since the signal coming from the tag is very small, it can be swamped by the signal from other RF Sources. Goal is to see all invisible electronic, magnetic, and radio waves that flow through a location and then design an RFID network to live within the environment
Full Faraday Cycle Analysis
Analysis of ambient electromagnetic noise (AEN)
RF past loss contour mapping (PLCM)
Product or SKU testing
Check for RF signature. Test reflection, absorption etc.
RF Signals contain energy – the same type of energy used in microwave ovens – so there is the potential of injury if power level is high enough
Regulations establish the maximum power that can be safely used
February 5 th , 2007 Research News Military Shows Off Experimental Heat Ray The military demonstrates a "heat ray" developed as a way to disperse threatening crowds. Officials say the electro-magnetic device does no permanent damage, but makes people feel as if their skin is burning. the ray gun penetrates 1/64th of an inch into the skin. (www.npr.org)
Local regulations may require signs that inform people that RF equipment is in use
Make sure that RF equipment does not interfere with other mission critical systems
Some medical implants can be damaged by RF equipment
X-Ray Backscatter Technology The TSA is testing a new technology based on EM Backscatter which provides a high-resolution image at the Phoenix airport. Critics claim that the technology is too invasive. The procedure is 100% voluntary at present.