Adaptive binary splitting for efficient RFID tag anti-collision

Jihoon Myung, Wonjun Lee, Jaideep Srivastava

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Tag collision arbitration for passive RFID tags is a significant issue for fast tag identification. This letter presents a novel tag anti-collision scheme called Adaptive Binary Splitting (ABS). For reducing collisions, ABS assigns distinct timeslots to tags by using information obtained from the last identification process. Our performance evaluation shows that ABS outperforms other tree based tag anti-collision protocols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-146
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2006

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received September 28, 2005. The associate editor coordinating the review of this letter and approving it for publication was Prof. Friedrich Jondral. This work is jointly supported by a grant from SK Telecom, Korea [Project No. KU-R040572] and by a grant by KOSEF [Grant No. R01-2005-000-10267-0].


  • Collision resolution
  • RFID
  • Tag anti-collision
  • Tag identification


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