Title

Data Cleaning for RFID and WSN Integration

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2014

Publication Source

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

Volume

10

Issue

1

Inclusive pages

408-418

DOI

10.1109/TII.2013.2250510

Publisher

IEEE

ISBN/ISSN

1941-0050

Abstract

Today's manufacturing environments are very dynamic and turbulent. Traditional enterprise information systems (EISs) have mostly been implemented upon hierarchical architectures, which are inflexible to adapt changes and uncertainties promptly. Next-generation EISs must be agile and adaptable to accommodate changes without significant time delays. It is essential for an EIS to obtain real-time data from the distributed and dynamic manufacturing environment for decision making. Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) and radio-frequency identification (RFID) systems provide an excellent infrastructure for data acquisition, distribution, and processing. In this paper, some key challenges related to the integration of WSN and RFID technologies are discussed. A five-layer system architecture has been proposed to achieve synergistic performance. For the integration of WSN and RFID, one of the critical issues is the low efficiency of communication due to redundant data as redundant data increases energy consumption and causes time delay. To address it, an improved data cleaning algorithm has been proposed; its feasibility and effectiveness have been verified via simulation and a comparison with a published algorithm. To illustrate the capacity of the developed architecture and new data cleaning algorithm, their application in relief supplies storage management has been discussed.

Keywords

wireless sensor network (WSN), Data cleaning, enterprise information system (EIS), industrial informatics, networks, radio-frequency identification (RFID), system architecture, system integration, wireless sensor networks, data acquisition, delays, next generation networks, radiofrequency identification, telecommunication network management, Radiofrequency identification, Wireless sensor networks, Zigbee, Standards, Real-time systems, Energy consumption

Disciplines

Engineering

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