Future RFID
Development possibilities of RFID/NFC technologies in the concept of Internet of Things

Application code: TÁMOP-4.2.2.C-11/1/KONV-2012-0014


Project duration: 01.01.2012. - 31.12. 2014.


Total cost: 381 016 030 Ft


Rate of support: 100 %


The consortium leader company/institution: Eszterházy Károly University


Consortium members:

  • Bay Zoltán Alkalmazott Kutatási Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft.


Goal of the project:

The planned research consisted of 9 well separable tasks (R1-R9).

  • R1: Analysis of the criticism on the IoT. The aim of this task was to organize the critical assumptions and with the aid of legal, technological and economical responses, prove that the concerns about IoT are unfounded.
  • R2: Investigation and development of behavioural modes of RFID/NFC tags, that help the avoidance of privacy violations of individuals. Besides the validation of digital ownership, controlled information services help to achieve this goal.
  • R3: Development of reliable identification of objects. This includes the elaboration of convenient information transfer, as well as the method of unique identification of goods.
  • R4: System level design of a layer, that is capable of transmitting uniformly manageable information to layers at a higher level while eliminating the lower level varieties in the technology. The research will include testing the possible ways of integration of EPC-based RFID/NFC tags into the IPv6 system.
  • R5: Analysis of RFID-based localization possibilities. Making use of more intelligent antennas and protocols in a middleware layer, RFID technology can be used to locate objects more accurately. Due to researching the topic, we will propose an extension of the EPCGlobal RM (Reader Management) standard in which the locational ability is contained in the level of ReaderDevice (interrogator) instead of the level of ReadPoint object (antenna). In addition to this we develop a model with a general tree structure that enables the simulation of global positioning in an indoor environment.
  • R6: There exist standards for transmitting data from sensors to system layers on a higher level. Our goal is to examine under which circumstances is it possible to connect various sensors in an ad-hoc basis to passive transponders while taking advantage of existing standards, or even formulating recommendations for next generation transponders.
  • R7: Research on the topic of hybrid technologies. Investigation of possible solutions for combining RFID/NFC with other technologies and examining standard ways of their implementations.
  • R8: The aim is to develop a calculation method to determine the pay-offs of RFID systems, that helps to prove with exact calculations that the investments will pay off in a reasonable time and there is evidence for profit afterwards.
  • R9: It is desirable to prepare a study of a range of possible applications using the results of the project. There are some areas of applications that have not yet allowed the usage of this technology because of an existing technological barrier which will hopefully be removed by using the results of the project.

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