RFID Proof of Concept
The path to a successful RFID project leads exclusively via a feasibility study (Proof of Concept, PoC for short)
A PoC is crucial for the success of a RFID project. RFID has long been an established and functioning technology, but it cannot be used or installed "out of the box". It is necessary to determine the best possible RFID hardware setup from standard components for the respective project case and to set the most optimal parameterization/configuration of these components.
Which RFID transponder type meets the project requirements? Both the installation position of the RFID transponder on the marked object and the hardware setup of the RFID reading point (consisting of RFID antenna and RFID reader as well as their fine parameterization) are determined by means of PoC test series.
Only after the RFID proof of concept has been completed can a reliable project offer be calculated and prepared.
If desired, Kathrein Solutions accompanies its partners in every phase of the project and is happy to serve its partners in the interest of high project quality. The following process describes a possible or recommended PoC process:
Fig.: Generic project model (proof of concept)
Virtual proof of concept
All project data determined during the first workshop is entered into the advanced radio propagation modeling and simulation tool. Based on this virtual PoC, the partner or customer receives an initial project concept that is already highly resilient. Advantages of the virtual PoC:
- After a very short time, the first project-decisive results are available.
- The project can be evaluated without disturbing internal processes with test scenarios.
- Based on the results of the virtual PoC, the impact on internal processes can be greatly reduced by the PoC test scenarios, as pre-tested test setups can be prepared accordingly.
Please note that a virtual PoC cannot replace the physical PoC to be performed on site, since only on-site test series can incorporate all factors, including any factors that have not been taken into account such as environmental influences, into the test results, which are decisive for the successful implementation of an RFID project.