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Development of Automated Test Analysis, Methodology and Procedure for Interoperability Measure in ISO 18000-7 Active RFID

Ogirala, Ajay (2011) Development of Automated Test Analysis, Methodology and Procedure for Interoperability Measure in ISO 18000-7 Active RFID. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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In today's modern development process, for all embedded systems including wireless devices, commercial off the shelf products form the basic building blocks of the design. Such projects, often confront interoperability conflicts mainly because of the incompatible assumptions made by the development engineers and many possible solutions available for every problem. Lack of standard procedures and a sound mathematical basis describing the interoperability verification process and electronic tools to aid the interoperability analysis is hindering development of interoperable systems. It is therefore essential to develop a methodology to analyze and develop an interoperable measure of the system during and after development. It is also important to develop tools that will aid interoperability analysis with minimum human supervision. As an example, active RFID systems conforming to standards such as ISO 18000-7 are designed to meet customer requirements. Apart from conforming to all the required standards, these RFID systems also need to be interoperable with each other. In simple terms the reader of any one vendor should be able to communicate with tags from all vendors.The first step in verifying interoperability is to determine all factors, including those not explicitly defined by the standard, and determining the extreme limits of operation of each factor. In designing the analysis tool, statistical concepts like analysis of variance will be used to determine the effect of one factor on other and to determine the minimum number of required factors in an experiment. Depending on controllable factors, uncontrollable factors and dependent factors, the minimum number of experiments will be designed using blocking and randomizing techniques. The confidence level associated each experiment will be calculated using the acceptance sampling technique. Finally a technique to compare experiments performed on the same or different setup is proposed.This method is not only limited to active RFID but has the potential to revolutionize interoperability verification process among all wireless devices communicating via a command - reply protocol. The developed procedures will assist in planning the development process and also help alter it where and when necessary while not only obeying the standard but also understanding the ultimate essence of it.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
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TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairMickle, Marlinmickle@pitt.eduMICKLE
Committee MemberCain, James Tjtc@pitt.eduJTC
Committee MemberHoelzeman, Ronald Ghoelzema@ee.pitt.eduHOELZEMA
Committee MemberNorman, Bryan Abanorman@pitt.eduBANORMAN
Committee MemberRajgopal, Jayantrajgopal@pitt.eduRAJGOPAL
Committee MemberStanchina, William Ewstanchina@engr.pitt.eduWES25
Date: 30 June 2011
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 18 August 2009
Approval Date: 30 June 2011
Submission Date: 12 November 2009
Access Restriction: 5 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 5 years.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Electrical Engineering
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interoperability; RFID
Other ID:, etd-11122009-131532
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 20:04
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:51


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