Effect of Reading Errors on Location Prediction in RFID Indoor Networks

June HWANG  Seong-Lyun KIM  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E91-B    No.2    pp.567-571
Publication Date: 2008/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e91-b.2.567
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Fundamental Theories for Communications
RFID,  location prediction,  context awareness,  correlation rate,  sensing error,  

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In this Letter, we investigate the correlation rate of a random sequence data set which is collected by RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) readers in an indoor location. Using a passive RFID tag introduces reading error, which causes a loss of original data. From the question of how sensing errors of RFID readers affect the location prediction algorithm used for context awareness services at home, we analyze the correlation rate of a collected data set with respect to RFID reader-sensing error rate. Through our analysis, we conclude that the prediction accuracy can be better or worse than the one of the original data streams according to the error rate. We suggest that the reader specification has to be satisfied by the error boundary which is found in this work for the tolerant location prediction.