Table 2: Electronic Product Code (EPC) Global RFID Classes
EPC Device Class Definition ProgrammingClass 0 “Read only” passive tags Programmed by themanufacturerClass 1 “Write-once, Read many”passive tagsProgrammed by thecustomer, cannot bereprogrammed.Class 2 Rewritable passive tags ReprogrammableClass 3 Semipassive tags ReprogrammableClass 4 Active tags ReprogrammableClass 5 Readers ReprogrammableSource: RFID, Applications, Security, and Privacy, Simpson Garfinkel and BethRosenberg, Addison-Wesly (2006)
Table 3: RFID Physical Layer: Radio Frequency (RF) Bands and Applications
RF band Frequency Wavelength ApplicationLow Frequency(LF)125 – 134.2 kHz 2,400 meters Animal tagging andkeyless entryHigh Frequency(HF)13.56 MHz 22 metersUltra HighFrequency (UHF)865.5-867 MHz(Europe)915 MHz (USA)950-956 MHz (Japan)32.8 centimeters Smart cards,logistics, and itemmanagementIndustrial,Scientific, &Medical (ISM)2.4 GHz 12.5 centimeters Item managementSource: RFID, Applications, Security, and Privacy, Simpson Garfinkel and BethRosenberg, Addison-Wesly (2006), p. 21.
II. DeVry University’s Senior Project Capstone Course Sequence
DeVry University’s Electronics Engineering Technology/Computer EngineeringTechnology (EET/CET) program senior project is a two-semester course sequence in whichstudents synthesize knowledge and skills learned in the previous courses. In the first course(EET-400, Project management), students research, plan and develop a project proposal. And inthe second course (EET-410L, Senior Project Laboratory) students implement the project plan bybuilding and testing a prototype. A typical project involves a solution to a software/hardware-based engineering problem. The process of developing and implementing a solution to theproblem offers a learning opportunity for students to gain new insights and competencies as aresult of “
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