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On the Design and Deployment of RFID Assisted Navigation Systems for VANETs
July 2012 (vol. 23 no. 7)
pp. 1267-1274
Wei Cheng, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Xiuzhen Cheng, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Min Song, Old Dominion University, Norfolk
Biao Chen, University of Macau, Macau
Wendy W. Zhao, Cornell University, Washington, DC
In this paper, we propose a systematic approach to designing and deploying a RFID Assisted Navigation System (RFID-ANS) for VANETs. RFID-ANS consists of passive tags deployed on roads to provide navigation information while the RFID readers attached to the center of the vehicle bumper query the tag when passing by to obtain the data for navigation guidance. We analyze the design criteria of RFID-ANS and present the design of the RFID reader in detail to support vehicles at high speeds. We also jointly consider the scheduling of the read attempts and the deployment of RFID tags based on the navigation requirements to support seamless navigations. The estimation of the vehicle position and its accuracy are also investigated.

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Index Terms:
RFID assisted navigation systems, vehicle networks, GPS, system design.
Citation:
Wei Cheng, Xiuzhen Cheng, Min Song, Biao Chen, Wendy W. Zhao, "On the Design and Deployment of RFID Assisted Navigation Systems for VANETs," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 23, no. 7, pp. 1267-1274, July 2012, doi:10.1109/TPDS.2011.259
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