Effects of reader-to-reader interference on the UHF RFID interrogation range

Do Yun Kim, Hyun Goo Yoon, Byung Jun Jang, Jong Gwan Yook

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In this paper, the effects of ultrahigh-frequency band passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) reader-to-reader interference are investigated in terms of the interrogation range. A reader-to-reader interference model based on interference statistics is proposed, and the nominal interrogation range of a desired reader is derived by this model. In order to evaluate the RFID reader-to-reader interference quantitatively, the interrogation-range-reduction ratio (IRRR) is also defined. For a simple case with only one interfering reader, the analytic and experimental results are in good agreement. Reader-reader distance achieving 0% IRRR, indicating no interference between the readers, is 1200 m for the multiple-reader environment. Additionally, IRRR values are calculated in various environments according to the North American and Korean regulations. The maximum number of allowable interfering readers is then calculated by the proposed interference model and a target IRRR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2337-2346
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received August 5, 2008; revised December 1, 2008. First published January 19, 2009; current version published July 1, 2009. This work was supported by the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC), Korea, through the Information Technology Research Center (ITRC) support program supervised by the Institute of Information Technology Assessment (IITA) under Grant IITA-2008-C1090-0801-0038.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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