An intelligent Library Management System (LMS) based on the emerging UHF passive RFID technology is currently being designed in order to replace a traditional barcode system at the university's library. Primary objectives of the design include maximization of tag readability, localization of tagged items in the smart bookshelf, reduced spill-over energy to nearby shelves, and minimization of the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) to nearby library users. Different types of shelf antennas were used and tested including evanescent-type antennas as well as far-field antennas. The antennas were designed, simulated, built, and tested in a realistic environment. HFSS and SEMCAD-X were used to evaluate radiation parameters and illustrate the radiation effects of near- and far-field antennas in the presence of the cabinet and library users.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2013|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||2013 15th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2013 - Turin, Italy|
Duration: 9 Sep 2013 → 13 Sep 2013
|Other||2013 15th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2013|
|Period||9/09/13 → 13/09/13|