Accurate vehicle location system using RFID, an internet of things approach

Show simple item record Prinsloo, Jaco Malekian, Reza 2016-07-07T06:27:56Z 2016-07-07T06:27:56Z 2016-06-04
dc.description.abstract Modern infrastructure, such as dense urban areas and underground tunnels, can effectively block all GPS signals, which implies that effective position triangulation will not be achieved. The main problem that is addressed in this project is the design and implementation of an accurate vehicle location system using radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology in combination with GPS and the Global system for Mobile communication (GSM) technology, in order to provide a solution to the limitation discussed above. In essence, autonomous vehicle tracking will be facilitated with the use of RFID technology where GPS signals are non-existent. The design of the system and the results are reflected in this paper. An extensive literature study was done on the field known as the Internet of Things, as well as various topics that covered the integration of independent technology in order to address a specific challenge. The proposed system is then designed and implemented. An RFID transponder was successfully designed and a read range of approximately 31 cm was obtained in the low frequency communication range (125 kHz to 134 kHz). The proposed system was designed, implemented, and field tested and it was found that a vehicle could be accurately located and tracked. It is also found that the antenna size of both the RFID reader unit and RFID transponder plays a critical role in the maximum communication range that can be achieved. en_ZA
dc.description.department Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The University of Pretoria, South Africa en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Prinsloo, J & Malekian, R 2016, 'Accurate vehicle location system using RFID, an internet of things approach', Sensors, vol. 16, pp. 1-24. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1424-8220
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher MDPI Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license. en_ZA
dc.subject Accurate vehicle location en_ZA
dc.subject Read range en_ZA
dc.subject Passive transponder en_ZA
dc.subject Database implementation en_ZA
dc.subject Radio-frequency identification (RFID) en_ZA
dc.subject Global positioning system (GPS) en_ZA
dc.subject Global system for mobile communication (GSM) en_ZA
dc.subject GPS triangulation en_ZA
dc.subject GSM network en_ZA
dc.title Accurate vehicle location system using RFID, an internet of things approach en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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