The Euler Algorithm and Optimal Placement of RFID Sensors Research Proposal by Nicky

A proposal to analyze the Euler algorithm and its applications for optimum deployment of radio-frequency identification (RFID) sensors in location-aware networks.
# 150261 | 1,132 words | 9 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Jan 30, 2012 in Computer and Technology (Technology) , Business (General) , Mathematics (General)

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The paper outlines a qualitative triangulated methodology to achieve the outcomes of this proposal that includes a review of the literature, a series of case studies of organizations and a series of semi-structured interviews with managers of companies identified in the case study component. The paper explains the expected outcome of the proposed study that will be to specifically identify a set of mathematical formulae that can be applied to any type of premises regardless of its physical configuration, to provide optimal deployment of RFID sensors to ensure that complete coverage is achieved for a location-aware environment to be functional.

Outcomes and Value

From the Paper:

"One of the most powerful innovations in technology in recent years has been the introduced of radio-frequency identification tags (RFID) that can be used to keep track of both living and inorganic materials. According to Retscher, "In recent years, new technologies and methods for positioning in indoor environments have been developed. Useable geo-location techniques include . . . RFID and other systems using infrared, ultrasonic, and radio signals" (2007:305). In fact, besides their common applications on pallets, livestock, household pets and even humans can be equipped with passive or active RFID tags to monitor their movements and well-being across a broad range of metrics.
"In a warehouse or other premises that is location-aware, though, determining the optimum deployment of RFID tags to ensure complete coverage is achieved requires more than guesswork, but rather involves accurate placement of RFID tags in a sufficient number of strategic locations. According to Kobben, "One of the important sensed context parameters [for RFID deployment] is location awareness, which is important for all spatial applications, and is currently being dealt with in research as well as implementations" (2007:285). Identifying the minimum number of such strategic locations is the focus of the study proposed herein. In this regard, the Euler algorithm has been suggested by topologists and other researchers as being a useful approach that can satisfy this emerging requirement."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Klarreich, Erica. (2007, May 5). "Sensor Sensibility: The Mathematics of Shapes Is Illuminating the Structure of Wireless Sensor Networks." Science News 171(18): 282-283.
  • Kobben, Barend. (2007). "Wireless Campus LBS: A Test Bed for WiFi Positioning and Location Based Services." Cartography and Geographic Information Science 34(4): 285-286.
  • Leedy, Phillip D. Practical Research: Planning and Design (6th ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1997.

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