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Prof. Pascal Lorenz
University of Haute Alsace, France
 
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJFCC. The journal publishes good papers in the field of future computer and communication. Hopefully, IJFCC will become a recognized journal among the readers in the filed of future computer and communication.

IJFCC 2013 Vol.2(5):476-480 ISSN: 2010-3751
DOI: 10.7763/IJFCC.2013.V2.209

Enhanced Passive RFID Based Disaster Management for Coal Miners

Amith S. Bhat, B. Raghavendra, and G. Narendra Kumar
Abstract—Solutions exist to cater the various aspects of an emergency response in coal mines that are subjected to the quality and availability of relevant information often oblivious due to inevitable and unpredictable nature of disasters. The major challenge is to implement a scheme which is economically viable, reasonably accurate and modestly enforced with least maintenance. Inexpensive Passive RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags offer a simplistic yet elegant approach in cumulating pertinent data which primarily aids in potentially disastrous situations and also serves to increase productivity in mundane activity of the mine. This paper presents a novel concept of organizing and interpreting the cognition of identities employing passive RFID tag with an additional radio frequency energy harvesting module capable of delivering power upto -19 dBm in turn fostering the range and readability figures. The first step towards a palpable database to make dynamic evacuation plan a substantial reality is emphasized. A comparative study is shown between a normal RFID tag and the enhanced one, which exhibits promising results.

Index Terms—Event, LIMD (location and identity mapping database), node, RF Harvesting, RFID (radio frequency identification), RFID reader, RFID Tag, sector

The authors are with University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore University, Bangalore India (e-mail: sbamith1991@gmail.com, raghavendrabsrg@gmail.com, gnarenk@yahoo.com)

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Cite: Amith S. Bhat, B. Raghavendra, and G. Narendra Kumar, "Enhanced Passive RFID Based Disaster Management for Coal Miners," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 476-480, 2013.

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