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Research and Markets: Handbook of Smart Antennas for RFID Systems - The Single Comprehensive Reference on the Smart Antenna Technologies Applied to RFID.

DUBLIN -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Handbook of Smart Antennas for RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) A data collection technology that uses electronic tags for storing data. The tag, also known as an "electronic label," "transponder" or "code plate," is made up of an RFID chip attached to an antenna.  Systems" to their offering.

The Handbook of Smart Antennas for RFID Systems is a single comprehensive reference on the smart antenna technologies applied to RFID. This book will provide a timely reference book for researchers and students in the areas of both smart antennas and RFID technologies. It is the first book to combine two of the most important wireless technologies together in one book.

The handbook will feature chapters by leading experts in both academia and industry offering an in-depth description of terminologies and concepts related to smart antennas in various RFID systems applications. Some topics are: adaptive beamforming for RFID smart antennas, multiuser interference suppression in RFID tag reading, phased array antennas for RFID applications, smart antennas in wireless systems and market analysis and case studies of RFID smart antennas. This handbook will cover the latest achievements in the designs and applications for smart antennas for RFID as well as the basic concepts, terms, protocols, systems architectures and case studies in smart antennas for RFID readers and tags.

Key Topics Covered:

Section I: Introduction to RFID

Chapter 1: The Evolution of RFID (B. Jamali, The University of Adelaide Its main campus is located on the cultural boulevard of North Terrace in the city-centre alongside prominent institutions such as the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the State Library of South Australia. )

Chapter 2: Introduction to RFID systems (S.M. Roy and N.C. Karmakar, Monash University)

Chapter 3: Recent Paradigm Shift in RFID and Smart Antennas (N.C. Karmakar, Monash University)

Section II: RFID Reader Systems

Chapter 4: Modern RFID Readers (S. Parardovic and N.C. Karmakar, Monash University)

Chapter 5: A Development Platform for SDR See software defined radio.  based RFID Reader (B. Jamali, The University of Adelaide)

Section III: Physical Layer Developments of Smart Antennas for RFID Systems

Chapter 6: RFID Reader Antenna--A Smart Design Approach (S.M. Roy and N.C. Karmakar, Monash University)

Chapter 7: Handheld Reader Antenna at 5.8 GHz (S.M. Roy and N.C. Karmakar, Monash University)

Chapter 8: FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) A type of gate array that is programmed in the field rather than in a semiconductor fab. Containing up to hundreds of thousands of gates, there are a variety of FPGA architectures on the market.  Controlled Phased Array Antenna Development for UHF RFID Reader (N.C. Karmakar, P. Zakavi and M. Kumbukage, Monash University)

Chapter 9: Optically Controlled Phased Array Antennas for UWB RFID Reader (A. Arokiaswami, P. Q. Thai, Nanyang Technological University Nanyang Technological University (Abbreviation: NTU) is a major research university in Singapore. The University's garden campus, known as the Yunnan Garden campus is in the southwestern part of Singapore.  and N.C. Karmakar, Monash University)

Chapter 10: Adaptive Antenna Arrays for RFID (M. Trinkle and B. Jamali, The University of Adelaide)

Chapter 11: Design of Portable RFID Smart Antenna System?A Practical Approach (J.S. Fu, Chang Gung University, W. Liu, Nanyang Technological University and N.C. Karmakar, Monash University)

Section IV: DOA and Localization of RFID Tags using Smart Antennas

Chapter 12: Direction of Arrival Estimation based on A Single Port Smart Antenna for RFID Applications (Chen Sun, National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT) and N.C. Karmakar, Monash University)

Chapter 13: DOA Geo-location in Real-Time Indoor WiFi System Utilizing Smart Antennas (C.H. Lim, B.P. Ng, M.H. Er, J.P. Lie and W. Wang, Nanyang Technological University)

Chapter 14: Direction of Arrival (DoA) Estimation of Impulse Radio UWB RFID Tags (J.P. Lie, B.P. Ng, C.H. Lim and C.M. S. See, Nanyang Technological University)

Chapter 15: Localization techniques in single and multihop wireless networks (V. Lakafosis, Rushi Vyas and M.M. Tentzeris, Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, Ga.; coeducational; state supported; chartered 1885, opened 1888. It is a member school in the university system of Georgia. Significant among its facilities and programs are the Frank H. )

Section V: Multi-Antenna RFID Tags

Chapter 16: Multi-antenna Chipless RFID Tags (I. Balbin and N. C. Karmakar, Monash University)

Chapter 17: Link Budgets for Backscatter Radio Systems (J.D. Griffin and G.D. Durgin, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Chapter 18: Fading Statistics for Multi-Antenna RF Tags (J.D. Griffin and G.D. Durgin, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Section VI: MIMO Antennas for RFID Systems

Chapter 19: Optimum Power Allocation in Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) Systems under Independent Rayleigh Fading (J.S. Fu, Chang Gung University, W. Liu, Nanyang Technological University and N. C. Karmakar, Monash University).

Chapter 20: Low-cost and Compact RF-MIMO Transceivers (I. Santamaria, J. Via, V. Elvira, J. Ibanez, J. Perez, University of Cantabria The University of Cantabria (Spanish Universidad de Cantabria, UC) is a university located in Santander and Torrelavega in Cantabria, Spain. It was founded in 1972 and is organized in 12 Faculties.  R. Eickhoff, and U. Mayer, Dresden University of Technology The Technische Universit├Ąt Dresden (usually translated from German as Dresden University of Technology and abbreviated TU Dresden or TUD) is the largest institute of higher education in the city of Dresden, the largest university in Saxony and one of the 10 ).

Chapter 21: Blind Channel Estimation in MIMO using Multi-carrier CDMA (A. Rahim, Monash University, K. M. Ahmed, Asian Institute of Technology The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is an international institution for higher education in engineering, advanced technologies, and management and planning. It "promotes technological change and sustainable development" in the Asian-Pacific region, through higher  and N. C. Karmakar, Monash University)

Section VII: Anti-Collision Algorithm and Smart Antennas for RFID Systems

Chapter 22: Anti-collision Algorithm and Smart Antennas for RFID Systems (Q. J. Teoh and N. C. Karmakar, Monash University)

Chapter 23: RFID Anti-Collision Algorithms with Multi-Packet Reception (J. Lee, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, T. Kwon, Seoul National University)

Chapter 24: Anti-Collision of RFID tags using Capturing Effect (Q. J. Teoh and N. C. Karmakar, Monash University)


Dr. Nemai Chandra Karmakar obtained his PhD in Information Technology and Electrical Engineering from the University of Queensland The University of Queensland (UQ) is the longest-established university in the state of Queensland, Australia, a member of Australia's Group of Eight, and the Sandstone Universities. It is also a founding member of the international Universitas 21 organisation. , St. Lucia, Australia, in 1999. He has about twenty years of teaching, design, and research experience in smart antennas, microwave active and passive circuits, and chipless RFIDs in both industry and academia in Australia, Canada, Singapore, and Bangladesh. He has published more than 180 refereed journal and conference papers and many book chapters. He holds two patents in the field. Currently, he is a senior lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering at Monash University.

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