Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Interactive Visual Optimization and Analysis for RFID Benchmarking

Authors Wu, Yingcai HKUST affiliated (currently or previously)
Chung, Ka-Kei HKUST affiliated (currently or previously)
Qu, Huamin View this author's profile
Yuan, Xiaoru
Cheung, Shing Chi View this author's profile
Issue Date 2009
Source IEEE transactions on visualization and computer graphics , v. 15, (6), 2009, NOV-DEC, p. 1335-1342
Summary Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a powerful automatic remote identification technique that has wide applications. To facilitate RFID deployment, an RFID benchmarking instrument called alpha Gate has been invented to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different RFID technologies in various environments. However, the data acquired by alpha Gate are usually complex time-varying multidimensional 3D volumetric data, which are extremely challenging for engineers to analyze. In this paper, we introduce a set of visualization techniques, namely, parallel coordinate plots, orientation plots, a visual history mechanism, and a 3D spatial viewer, to help RFID engineers analyze benchmark data visually and intuitively. With the techniques, we further introduce two workflow procedures (a visual optimization procedure for finding the optimum reader antenna configuration and a visual analysis procedure for comparing the performance and identifying the flaws of RFID devices) for the RFID benchmarking, with focus on the performance analysis of the alpha Gate system. The usefulness and usability of the system are demonstrated in the user evaluation.
ISSN 1077-2626
Rights © 2009 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.
Language English
Format Article
Access View full-text via DOI
View full-text via Web of Science
View full-text via Scopus
Files in this item:
File Description Size Format
interactive.pdf 3590099 B Adobe PDF