Introduction to RFID Systems

Course Description

Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) has become synonymous in its use for logistical tracking purposes, providing large businesses, military, and governments alike with better insight into their supply chains. RFID technology is also becoming ever more important for the evolving Internet-of-Things (IoT) where billions upon trillions of devices are electronically interconnected through the world. Many of these devices are expected to leverage RFID for tagging, tracking, and sensing applications where low-cost, small form-factor, extremely low-power sensors are required. This course introduces the basic concepts of RFID technology, reviews the major parts of a system and its benefits and limitations, illustrates some of the regulations behind them, and outlines best practices taken from case studies on how to implement a successful, commercial system.

Course ID: DEF 3543P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Oct 1, 2018 Oct 3, 2018 Monday, October 1, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,795 18240
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17628 Oct 2, 2017 Oct 4, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,500



  • Basic understanding of science and physics

Who Should Attend

Technicians, engineers, and managers from the military, government laboratories, and industry.

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand what an RFID system is and how it works.
  • Discuss the benefits of using RFID over bar code scanners.
  • Identify the major pieces of an RFID system and best practices to implement them.
  • Quantity the performance and limitations of different types of RFID systems.
  • Understand next generation RFID systems and future IoT devices.


  • Introduction to RFID Systems
  • Types of RFID Tags
  • RFID Standards
  • RFID System Architecture
  • Applications
  • Quantifying System Performance
  • RFID Deployment and System Integration
  • Security
  • Next Generation RFID and IoT
  • Hands on demonstrations

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Christopher R. Valenta